Facebook Is Watching You! Mark Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Scans All Your Private Messenger Texts

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In a recent interview with Vox's editor Ezra Klein, Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the Messenger app scans the content of private messages to detect any information that contravenes the platform's guidelines.

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The Facebook CEO, 33, admitted that it's a well-intentioned policy that exists to help the website benefit its users, by preventing inappropriate information being sent.

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In the interview, Mark recollects a situation when he received a phone call from Mountain View staff. Mark was informed that Messenger had been used to share information about forthcoming ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.

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According to the Facebook CEO, the dangerous content of the messages was detected and blocked by Facebook's security systems, which examine the links and photos people share with each other.

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While the intentions of such practices seem to be well-meaning, Facebook users have raised numerous concerns regarding their private information. It follows shocking news that a Trump-affiliated company obtained the private information of nearly 50 million unwitting Facebook users.

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This data was then used to target U.S. voters using psychological profiling.

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Though the Facebook CEO indicates that Messenger scans the content of messages only for beneficial purposes, the public doesn't seem to believe him.

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Another of Facebook's apps, WhatsApp, works in a totally different manner, encoding the content and encrypting users' communication information. Though Messenger also has such a feature, it doesn't turn on automatically.

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Make sure your Messenger information is protected and think twice before you use this app to share your family photos.

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