This Saturday, I've noticed that Facebook now displays a few new boxes on everyone's profile page (not just me). The box that worries me most is the one that shows all the places where you've traveled and where you've lived, including your current location.
To compound the problem, the box in question clearly advertises itself as a Bing.com map: Bing.com is a major Facebook shareholder (Bing.com is Microsoft's search engine). So it looks like Microsoft - who is usually very concerned about big data privacy issues - doesn't care when privacy violations take place on Facebook (maybe they benefit from it). Read this article about another similar violation that took place a while back.
And to make things even worse (at least in my case), the only location that is shown on this ugly map (among several of my locations) is an expensive resort in the Caribbean islands. Is the place in question (the name of the hotel - Blue Radisson - where I stayed being listed on my Facebook's Bing map ) a Microsoft / Bing advertiser? Is the map used for advertising purposes?
I suggest that everybody start populating their Facebook's Bing map with fake locations - for your own protection, since there is no way to remove the map in question from your Facebook profile page.
What do you think? Am I being paranoid? Are they going to abandon this bad idea soon, before being hit by another round of litigations?