The Independent: FACEBOOK ADMITS COLLECTING PHONE CALLS AND TEXTS FROM PEOPLE'S PHONES, BUT CLAIMS IT HAD CONSENT
The social media giant scans the content data of private messages sent between its users to check they do not conflict with its community standards
It remembers me of an expat forum where I was banned from sending PMs because I didn't meet the community standard, apparently!
To think about the kind of information I have been sharing on that forum through PMs for over 4 years, it gives me shivers. All information that I have shared PRIVATELY in bits here and there to different people and that are 100% accessible to the admin... who gets the whole picture. If this were a serious country, this could have legal consequences... however this is Argentina, and reading private posts on your forum does not violate any privacy laws, and even if it did, who cares? And more importantly... who would act upon it?