Is Facebook Scanning Private Messages?

In still more Facebook news, The Next Web picks up on reports that sending a link in a Facebook private message increases the Like counter on the link’s originating third-party Website. “This would suggest Facebook is scanning your private messages for shared links to Web pages with Like buttons, so it can increase the number of corresponding Likes for those pages,” TNW’s Emil Protalinski writes. “Facebook confirmed this information with me today.”
 

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