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Facebook spies on users in attempt to catch sex predators

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Facebook spies on users in attempt to catch sex predators


Social networking sites aren’t just for keeping in touch with friends anymore. Facebook is using technology to thwart sex predators - but the site’s good deeds come at the cost of invading the privacy of its users.

­Facebook uses a combination of technology and human monitoring techniques to keep tabs on its 1 billion members.

Efforts usually begin with an automated screening for inappropriate language and exchanges of personal information. Employees teach software what to seek out by using the online records of convicted pedophiles.
If a monitored conversation raises suspicion with Facebook employees, they will then contact local authorities..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://www.rt.com/news/facebook-sex-privacy-technology-139/

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