Facebook taps user data to defend workers from threat

Facebook monitors and tracks the locations of its users when the companyís security team finds that they are making credible threats on its social network, according to a report from CNBC today. The company actively monitors its platform for threatening comments, the report said. That can include a nonspecific threat to a Facebook location or a direct one targeted at specific people. Once Facebook determines that a threat from a user is credible, the company uses data from its products to track that personís location. According to CNBC, this is done by using location data taken from the userís Facebook app or an IP address collected by the social network when a user is active on the Facebook.com. CNBC reported that the locations of users... Continue reading…

Facebook taps user data to defend workers from threat

Facebook gathers intelligence from its platform to identify people who threaten the firm or its workers, the social network said Thursday in response to media reports of the security tactic.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Facebook reportedly tracks the location of 'credible threats'

Facebook's security teams reportedly have a list of people they're instructed to watch out for, including ex-employees and users who have threatened the company, according ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Engadget

Facebook reportedly keeps a list of people who are potential threats to its employees - CNET

The social network sometimes tracks the location of Facebook users and ex-employees if the threat appears credible, CNBC reports.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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