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Report: Facebook reads users' text messages

By Archean
Feb 26, 2012
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  1. Report: Facebook Read Users' Text Messages

    Fox News summarized the article and said Facebook admitted to reading text messages as part of a trial to launch its own messaging service. It is not clear whether Facebook has discontinued the practice.
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,406   +240

    LOL, sorry, I'd love to see it get shutdown. :)
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,270   +1,554

    Why were they reading the content of the messages? The content of the message is irrelevant to starting a messaging service.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,406   +240

    Nosey. Truthfully, I don't know. I don't want anything to do with facebook or social media.
    I've heard people refer to mark as a dictator.
     
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,270   +1,554

    Ouch, thats a hefty accusation!!
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,406   +240

    I won't argue, but I guess it all depends on how you like "MANDATORY" in social media.
     
  7. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,711   +62

    After doing phone surveys years ago it became clear to me every little piece of information is worth something. Say they see a huge amount of chatter saying xx politician looks like a lilly in his xx shoes, i bet that info would be worth something to said politician. Actually more likely used for marketing purpose.
     


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