Facebook has admitted the company has been secretly deleting messages sent on Messenger by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and established. After Sony images emails were hacked in 2014 we made a number of changes to maintain our executive’s communications, says a Facebook spokesperson in a statement. These included limiting the memory period for Mark’s messages in Messenger. We did so in full consent with our legal obligations to sustain messages.
Old Facebook messages sent by Zuckerberg have simply deleted in some existing threads. A reports that invaded messages no longer appear in Facebook’s download your information tool. Current messages from Zuckerberg reportedly stay in some users’ inboxes. And the company does not stay to have cleared out all of Zuckerberg’s older messages before to 2014. Facebook has never publicly published the dismissal of these messages until now. And just calmly deleted them from recipient’s Messenger inboxes. Regular Facebook users are not capable to delete their own messages from other people’s Messenger inbox. And an exceptional method applies to Facebook executives.
Facebook’s own terms of serving do not cover the company removing satisfy from accounts unless it oversteps community standards. So Facebook’s actions look shadowy as a result. The actions could be viewed as an effort to remove possibility embarrassing messages. And this is especially pertinent given the history of Facebook. Zuckerberg called people “dumb fucks” for trusting him quickly on at the beginning of Facebook. He allegedly hacked into a Facebook user’s private email account back in 2004.
Zuckerberg also published this week that “malicious actors” have been scraper mobile numbers and email addresses of Facebook accounts. Facebook’s main technology officer told the Financial Times that the company has changed its approach to threats from hackers. We will still be launching latest products but before to launching them we are sitting down and trying to think of whole the probable bad uses of them and what bad actors might do with them. And how do we soothe those things,” says Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer.
Facebook is also decreasing its Android call history and SMS data gathering. After some users alarm to find years of SMS communications and mobile records in their accounts. Facebook has been using what it calls an opt-in feature to enhance its friend recommendation algorithm by requesting access to SMS data, contacts, and call history on Android mobiles. Facebook is now decreasing the amount of data it collects. And also deleting old call logs.