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Facebook uses Nokia maps in mobes, Instagram and Messenger

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Re: Please, Please, pretty please....

First, the only part of HERE that captures data from users is Traffic.com, which you voluntarily give.

The only reason Facebook would buy HERE is because they want to secure their ability to get map data.

Once they have the map data, they will end up getting your travel data and other information about you just as google already gets it. (Every address you look up, every travel plan, etc ... all tells something about you.) Think about it. Google knows how far you're willing to drive to try a new restaurant, or to shop at a specialty store. What stores you buy from...

Facebook doesn't need to buy HERE to get the map data and other companies that have arrangements with HERE may now step up because they may not want to deal with Facebook.

As an example... suppose you're a car manufacturer and use HERE data for mapping tech. If Facebook buys HERE, what sort of agreement must you now do with Facebook to get the data? Add a Facebook app to your vehicle and then be required to submit captured data and analytics back to Facebook so that they can track you and other non Facebook people? Think about that for a second.

Ford, GM, Mercedes, BMW, VW and any other car manufacturer who has a negotiated deal with HERE could now want to step up and buy the mapping business.

Posted ANON for the obvious reasons.

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