Facebook keeps track of every message you type – even ones you don’t post

Originally posted on BGR:

Every social network user has at some point typed something they knew they’d regret sharing and has promptly erased it before clicking “post.” However, Slate’s Jennifer Golbeck reports that these discarded thoughts don’t completely disappear — rather, Facebook uses a code that keeps track of every time you delete a would-be message and sends metadata about that message back to its own data bases.

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One thought on “Facebook keeps track of every message you type – even ones you don’t post

  1. This is just another example of how our freedom and privacy are nonexistent. Regardless of the reasoning that they give to keep any messages you type, whether sent or not, is invalid. If we delete a post or destroy a comment, it is because we dont need anyone to know what it was. Small things like this makes me question our rights, and make me wonder if our “freedom and privacy” are just a figment if our imagination.

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