Facebook Enters Cloud Storage And Chows Down On Metadata With Rollout Of Mobile Photo Sync Background Uploads

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http://techcrunch.com – Facebook can now save photos you don’t publish, which effectively makes it a cloud storage locker. Today it starts rolling out its Photo Sync background uploads feature to all users after having tested it on Android since August and iOS since earlier this month. It could get a lot more photos by eliminating upload friction, but it will also pull in lots of juicy photo metadata to aid its ads business. We’ve covered how the feature works before but essentially you turn it on through a “Sync” button at the bottom of your photos in your primary Facebook for iOS or Androi (IT news)