Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday October 04, 2012

Facebook Reads Your Messages And Likes Things For You?

Facebook is checking your private messages and liking things you talk about for you? Say what?

The scanning, which is either an oversight on Facebook's part of a deliberate effortآ—we're waiting to hear back from FBآ—increases the Like count for a given page just by you talking about it. Auto-scanning is nothing new: Gmail has done it since day one to serve us ads. But there are serious potential personal consequences hereآ—what if I'm talking about something disgusting, loathsome, and offensive with a friend? Do I want Facebook to automatically chalk that up as a Like? No. And I doubt you do either.