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News Story Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk
FACEBOOK has invented a creepy system that suggests new friends based on who you've stood near to.
The social network could use the feature to match you up with people on the train, in your office or at a nightclub – even after you've left.
Facebook has invented a terrifying system that could track how close you are to other users
It was revealed in a patent won by Facebook in the USA, and spotted by The Mirror.
The feature works by using existing technology inside your smartphone.
This includes common features like Bluetooth, or Near Field Communication (NFC) – the tech that powers contactless Apple Pay or Android Pay payments.
It could also measure signal strength, allowing Facebook to pinpoint exactly how close you are to another person.
Facebook has moved from cybersecurity blunder to cybersecurity blunder in 2018 – and shows no sign of slowing