Facebook Admits Spying on Messenger, ‘Scanning’ Private Photos

Facebook Admits Spying on Messenger, ‘Scanning’ Private Photos, by Tim Ciccotta.

Facebook released the statement for a report by Bloomberg, which states that messages on Facebook’s Messenger platform are analyzed for violation of Facebook’s conduct policies. If they are flagged by the automated system, they are then read by moderators. If the content is deemed in violation of Facebook policy, the moderator is then permitted to take action. …

A Facebook Messenger spokeswoman said that the monitoring tools are in place to prevent abusive behavior from taking place on the platform.

“For example, on Messenger, when you send a photo, our automated systems scan it using photo matching technology to detect known child exploitation imagery or when you send a link, we scan it for malware or viruses,” she said. “Facebook designed these automated tools so we can rapidly stop abusive behavior on our platform.”

The world is in danger of becoming a left wing Borg colony, where only approved* speech is allowed.

* Do you get to say what is approved and what is not?