Latest 'Creepy' Facebook Change: the 'Ask' Button
Critics are calling it 'invasive'
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted May 20, 2014 9:24 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Facebook creeping just got a lot more awkward: In an unannounced update this weekend, Facebook has introduced an "Ask" button to users' pages so their friends can ask about their relationship status, where they live, or what their phone number is—basically, friends are able to "Ask" about any information you haven't decided to show, so long as they include a note along with the request. As usual with Facebook updates, the change has received less-than-positive reviews. Asking about a person's relationship status seems to have taken the bulk of criticism, with some calling it "creepy" and "invasive." Plus, one writer notes that it's just another way for Facebook to gather information on you.

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TwoSheds
May 20, 2014 6:56 PM CDT
You may not like the button, but it will save us all money on our taxes. This will make it easier to gather information and free up NSA agents to do more invasive snooping.
People_Suck
May 20, 2014 6:41 PM CDT
Just give false information. I'll never understand why people use private info on a public forum.
Guest
May 20, 2014 4:05 PM CDT
@newser-58c642901bbb8db005d9f0a01fdc4c61:disqus - 5 reasons my car is better than Facebook. 1. I can drive my car home. I can't in FB 2. I can drive to the hospital. Get FB to do that 3. If I put gas in my PC when using FB, it explodes. My car doesn't 4. I can't sleep in FB if I've been on a bender. My car... 5. When fools like you make an idiot of themselves on Newser, I can take a drive. FB and Newser aren't the same thing. Why compare them?