- Nov 3, 2004
http://mashable.com/2012/07/12/facebook-scanning-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 dont 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 its 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...
Glad I don't use Facebook, but for those who "have nothing to hide", prepare to bend some more!