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Facebook has only been given a patent for technologies which could allow the social network scan through your photos, see what goods you like, then send that data to advertisers in the hopes of selling you more of the goods. Particularly, the patent was given for “Computer-vision content detection for sponsored stories,” that may be used for “applying computer vision algorithms to user-uploaded multimedia items to detect certain objects within the multimedia item, and promoting the uploaded multimedia item from a users’ information feed into some sponsored stories place. ”

Facebook may know if you’re holding a Starbucks cup or drinking Grey Goose vodka.