Facebook Eavesdrops And Tells On You To The Cops If You’re Bad

Like any good Big Brother, Facebook has to make sure you don’t do anything out of line. After all, as Spiderman taught us, with great power comes great responsibility — and it would be pretty irresponsible for Mark Zuckerberg to not stop statutory rape, drug deals, or movie piracy if he could. And can he ever! After all, everything you say and do on Facebook is stored forever in its metallic memory banks, along with who you said it to and how you know each other.

 

But thankfully, according to Reuters, our robot overlord tries to protect your privacy from the eyes of other humans and only alerts a warm-blooded person if something looks really suspicious — like if you were going to meet up with a 13 year old girl with no mutual friends after school for some statutory rape. And then, that helpful person calls the cops, sends them your entire Facebook history, and voila! Spiderberg saves another person from the menaces of society. If only cell phone carriers, Skype, Gmail, and heck, even the US Postal Service and UPS did the same thing — think how many lives it would save! Total, automatic surveillance: the utopian panopticon of the future. After all, if you have nothing to hide, what are you worried about?

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From Reuters, via CNET

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