Facebook Monitors Your Private Messages and Photos For Criminal Activity, Reports them to Police


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Scanning program looks for certain phrases

Facebook Monitors Your Private Messages and Photos For Criminal Activity, Reports them to Police Image Credits: Marco Paköeningrat / Flickr

Kristan T. Harris | The Rundown Live


Facebook has a new little known software that monitors your profile chat and pictures for criminal activity. The software will proceed to alert an employee at the company who will then decide whether to call authorities or not.

The software will monitor individuals who have a ‘loose’ relationship on social media networks, according to an interview with Facebook Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan.

Reuters interview with the security officer explains,  Facebook’s software focuses on conversations between members who have a loose relationship on the social network. For example, if two users aren’t friends, only recently became friends, have no mutual friends, interact with each other very little, have a significant age difference, and/or are located far from each other, the tool pays particular attention.

The scanning program looks for certain phrases found in previously obtained chat records…

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3 Responses to Facebook Monitors Your Private Messages and Photos For Criminal Activity, Reports them to Police

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  2. bunkerville says:

    It’s only getting worse by the day, and why so few care beats me.

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