Facebook Spies On Chats For Suspicious Behavior
Facebook employees alerted to “improper communication”
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, July 13, 2012
Citing the need to watch for potential sex offenders, Facebook is using software that tracks private conversations for suspicious behavior and keywords before alerting Facebook employees who then decide whether to pass the information on to police.
The revelation was divulged during a Reuters interview with the social networking giant’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan.
Despite the article acknowledging the fact that Internet-related sex crimes against children are on the decrease, the story cites a barrage of cases where children have been groomed online before revealing that Facebook “users could be unnerved about the extent to which their conversations are reviewed, at least by computer programs.”
The software used by Facebook to monitor conversations works by searching “for improper communication” and analyzing “patterns of behavior.”