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engine - 10:52 am on Jan 3, 2014 (gmt 0)
I would have thought it good practice to monitor the links for malware, illegal link sharing, and scams. Sharing data with a third party is a different matter, unless it's covered by Facebook's TOS.
|Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it monitors users' private messages. |
The lawsuit claims that when users share a link to another website via a private message, Facebook scans it to profile the sender's web activity.
It alleges that Facebook systematically intercepts messages to mine user data and profits by sharing it with data aggregators, advertisers and marketers.
Facebook said the allegations were "without merit".Facebook Sued For Alleged Private Message Monitoring and Data Mining [bbc.co.uk]
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