Tag Archives: data mining

Facebook scans private messages to inflate the “Like” counter on websites

Posted October 8, 2012 Facebook has confirmed that it’s registering all URL shares as Likes to a website. That means we’re all adding to a website’s Facebook Like glow, whether we want to or not, when we alert friends to URLs via private Facebook conversations. Read more.

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How Facebook catches would-be child molesters by analyzing relationships and chat content

Posted July 16, 2012 Law enforcement is hailing Facebook for using its little-known data monitoring technology to spot a suspicious conversation about sex between a man in his early thirties and a 13-year-old girl from Florida. Read more.

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The FBI vs the FTC: the battle for user privacy in social media

Posted January 30, 2012 An interesting juxtaposition: the FBI’s quest for a social media data mining application vs. the FTC taking Facebook and Google to task over privacy transgressions. Should the agencies settle it via Jello wrestling? Read the full story on Naked Security.

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