Be aware, be very very aware Facebook users! Facebook’s chief security officer, Joe Sullivan told that Depending on the language, suspicious exchanges will be reported to police.
Facebook now uses the software technology to monitor chats for certain phrases and vulgar words which may indicate something is wrong with the exchange.
If a chat is considered suspicious in any way, it is reported to a Facebook security staff member, who will then make a judgment on whether the police should be called.
According to the report, at least one child predator has been caught and brought to trial as a direct result of the software.
A Facebook spokesman said,“We’ve never wanted to set up an environment where we have employees looking at private communications, so it’s really important that we use technology that has a very low false-positive rate.”
According to Facebook’s page focused on how it works with law enforcement agencies, the social network says it will share information about its users when it believes it is necessary to prevent fraud.
It says,“We may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, apply to users from that jurisdiction and are consistent with generally accepted international standards.
“We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people violating our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.” – Online