Encryption? What Encryption? Facebook pays contractors to read your ‘encrypted’ WhatsApp messages, shares info with prosecutors

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"WhatsApp's promise of private messages with end-to-end encryption appears to have been false, an investigation revealed.

When Facebook purchased the popular messaging app for $19 billion in 2014, both companies assured users that their data could not be accessed by either company.

But Facebook not only hired 1,000 workers to sift through millions of messages on WhatsApp, which has two billion users around the world, but it also shared some of those messages with law enforcement and the U.S. Department of Justice to help put people in prison, ProPublica claims.

In the report, ProPublica found that Facebook had hired contractors in Austin, Texas, Dublin, Ireland and Singapore to look at millions of pieces of users' content.

'These hourly workers use special Facebook software to sift through streams of private messages, images and videos that have been reported by WhatsApp users as improper and then screened by the company's artificial intelligence systems,' the report detailed.

'These contractors pass judgment on whatever flashes on their screen — claims of everything from fraud or spam to child porn and potential terrorist plotting — typically in less than a minute.' "
SOURCE URL: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9966435/Facebook-hired-1-000-workers-examine-millions-pieces-content-WhatsApp.html

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  • Posted by $ BobCat 2 years, 5 months ago
    People must be so totally bored with their lives that they have willingly and gleefully given up their Freedom and Liberty in exchange for some temporary, artificial, pleasurable stimulation via AI and the internet and so-called “connectedness”.
    Life has become too soft and easy. Watch for govt controlled mind-pleasures via designer chemicals dolled out by govt agencies... Big Pharma to the rescue ...
    The plots of those dystopian, futuristic movies and books seems to be ‘just right around the corner’.
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  • Posted by $ 25n56il4 2 years, 5 months ago
    What a monumental waste of time and money! Like I said, if this energy was directed toward solving some of our real problems we would be in good shape in no time.
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  • Posted by CaptainKirk 2 years, 5 months ago
    I used WhatsApp for a while, until I realized what was happening. I deleted it. My wife still uses it for calling over seas relatives, but no texting... (just "are you there... Wanna Talk")...

    Crazy stuff!
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