Even more shady business coming from Facebook as the company finally comes clean about deleting messages from CEO Mark Zuckerberg to former employees and those outside of the company's inbox for the purpose of "corporate security." Facebook released a statement regarding the Sony Pictures hack in which the film production company's unreleased movies and other confidential documents:
<blockquote>"After Sony Pictures’ emails were hacked in 2014 we made a number of changes to protect our executives’ communications. These included limiting the retention period for Mark’s messages in Messenger. We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages."</blockquote>
As TechCrunch reported, Facebooks terms of service don't give it the right to remove content from user's accounts unless it violates community standards. Meanwhile, users are unable to delete their own sent messages in another users' inbox. They can delete them from their own but this doesn't "unsend" what's been sent to them.
This also comes a day after Facebook revealed it used AI-powered systems to scan contents of Messenger conversations in order to stop the spread of "misinformation and malicious content." Once the AI has flagged messages, they're then read by human staff at Facebook.
As more and more information about Facebook's unethical behavior continues to come out, it becomes clearer and clearer that Zuckerberg's apologies and promise to "do better" in the future are no more than just words.
Source:Twitter: #deletefacebook #invasionofprivacy
The only way to make suckerberg pay for his abuse is by hitting him in the pocketbook. Everyone needs to delete their Fagbook accounts ASAP. If enough people dump their accts the whole house of card will fall in on top of itself. Remember Myspace? Lets send Fagbook the way of Myspace!!!!
It's probably ACCURATE.
That written, it's clear that deleting Facebook will create more problems than it solves for many.
Until we develop a viable alternative platform to FACEBOOK which defends our right of expression as long as it doesn't endanger the constitutional rights of others while protecting our rights to privacy and freedom of choice, we have little choice but to remain where we are at.
Within this situation, we can and SHOULD DETERMINE WHAT WE SHARE AND TO WHOM WE SHARE IT.
WE CANNOT SCREAM A VIOLATION of PRIVACY when we INDISCRIMINATELY expose our private life on what is in fact a VERY PUBLIC SOCIAL PLATFORM.
WE NEED TO REMEMBER FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, MySpace are sites of MASS INDOCTRINATION.
With these facts in mind, we can choose our level of participation and we should.
Informed choice is our right.
If we are informed but choose to ignore the information given and act contrary to our own best interests, we CANNOT blame other for our choices.