Did you know Facebook is monitoring your chats?
Facebook and other social platforms are watching users’ chats for criminal activity and notifying police if any suspicious behavior is detected, according to a report.
The screening process begins with scanning software that monitors chats for words or phrases that signal something might be amiss, such as an exchange of personal information or vulgar language.
The software pays more attention to chats between users who don’t already have a well-established connection on the site and whose profile data indicate something may be wrong, such as a wide age gap. The scanning program is also “smart” — it’s taught to keep an eye out for certain phrases found in the previously obtained chat records from criminals including sexual predators.
If the scanning software flags a suspicious chat exchange, it notifies Facebook security employees, who can then determine if police should be notified.” [Via Mashable].
I agree with the comment posted on “Concurring Opinions.” by Deven.
I hate the idea of Facebook and some software program passing judgment on my conversations. Is everyone who talked about the Jerry Sandusky case going to Facebook jail?
You may find one of my blog posts about a Louisiana law interesting, “Sex Offenders Required to List Status on Facebook”.