It’s weird that Facebook knows everything we do with our messenger app and my question remains is it good or bad? Keep scrolling to get full info why it’s so before giving your final answer.
Facebook said they scans the chats and images that people send each other on Facebook Messenger to make sure it abides by the company’s rules governing content. Which will be blocked If it doesn’t.
The company confirmed the practice after an interview published earlier this week with Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg raised questions about Messenger’s practices and privacy. Facebook had detected people trying to send sensational messages through the Messenger app, he said.
“In that case, our systems detect what’s going on,” Zuckerberg said. “We stop those messages from going through.”
Messenger doesn’t use the data from the scanned messages for advertising, the company said, but the policy may extend beyond what Messenger users expect.
The company told Bloomberg that while Messenger conversations are private, Facebook scans them and uses the same tools to prevent abuse there that it does on the social network more generally. All content must abide by the same “community standards.” People can report posts or messages for violating those standards, which would prompt a review by the company’s “community operations” team. Automated tools can also do the work.
“For example, on Messenger, when you send a photo, our automated systems scan it using photo matching technology to detect known child exploitation imagery or when you send a link, we scan it for malware or viruses,” a Facebook Messenger spokeswoman said in a statement. “Facebook designed these automated tools so we can rapidly stop abusive behaviour on our platform.”
Facebook also said that with the help of encrypt on messenger, facebook can not be able to see your activites just like whatsapp but it should be turned on by the users. To turn on encrypt on your messenger app, you need to tap on your image at the top left of your app. Scroll down to secret conversation and read on how it works and move ahead if it’s OK with you. If you are not satisfied with it’s functionality, just head back without activating it.
What do you have to say about this? Let me know your final answer now.