A hot potato: Location tracking is a controversial subject, but is the practice justifiable if it helps keep people safe? That’s the argument put forward by Facebook, which, according to a new report, monitors and tracks people who it believes pose a threat to the company.

According to CNBC, which spoke to several ex-employees, the social network maintains a “be on the lookout,” or “BOLO,” list of individuals. Created in 2008, it is updated once a week and contains hundreds of names.

There are several ways someone could find themselves on the BOLO list. Threatening emails and repeatedly showing up on company property will do it, but even leaving comments such as “F— you, Mark,” “F— Facebook” or “I’m gonna go kick your a—,” in the comments of posts from Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg can land you on the list. Most of the people Facebook fires get added, too.




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