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Canada Dashboard Digest | Privacy advocates express concerns over Facebook's dating service launch in Canada Related reading: Book review: 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power'



Facebook has chosen Canada to be where it launches a new dating service in North America, The Canadian Press reports. Facebook Dating allows users to create an entirely new profile where they are matched with other users who share dating preferences. The service imports ages and locations from users’ original Facebook profiles in order to reduce catfishing. While Facebook has pledged to keep privacy at the forefront when the service was developed, some privacy advocates still have concerns. "It looks like, in spite of the challenges, they are making an effort to silo this a bit from the rest of their ecosystem, but the problem is they have a bit of a bad track record of eroding that over time," Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic Lawyer Tamir Israel said.
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