London blaze shows Facebook’s Safety Check is deeply flawed – again


The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Take Facebook’s Safety Check feature, which allows people to ‘check in’ to let their friends and family know they’re safe in the aftermath of a disaster, like an earthquake or terror attack. On one hand, it’s relatively sensible. It lets people tell their network that they’re okay. But on the other hand, it’s easily abused, and prompts to ‘check in’ are dreadfully targeted. Today, the company added several new features. In the United States, you can launch a fundraising campaign from within Safety Check. Users can also leave detailed notes whenever…

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