16 Jul '12, 3am

Facebook to use new software which screens users' conversations for criminal activity

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is using a piece of software which screens it users' conversations for criminal activity and suspicious behaviour, according to a report. The social network uses the technology to monitor chats for certain phrases and vulgar words which may indicate something is wrong with the exchange. Depending on the language, suspicious exchanges will be reported to police, revealed Facebook's chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, to Reuters. The software pays more attention to conversations between people who do not have regular interaction, reported the Daily Telegraph. If a chat is considered suspect in any way, it is reported to a Facebook security staff member, who will then make a judgment on whether the police should be called. According to the Reuters report, at least one child predator has been caught and brought to trial as a direct result of the soft...

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