Facebook admits secretly deleting Mark Zuckerberg's messages

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TechCrunch reported Thursday that some old messages sent by Zuckerberg and senior executives have disappeared from recipients' Facebook Messenger inboxes, proven by the original email receipts sent at the time.

Facebook now offers a Secret Conversation mode for its Messenger app, which gives users the ability to set set a timer for messages to self-destruct and disappear from a conversation; however, those engaging within the exchange will be notified when their thread will expire.

In a statement to PCMag, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed the removal and said it was prompted by security concerns following the 2014 Sony Pictures hack. The Sony messages included disparaging remarks about movie stars and other people in the entertainment industry. "We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages", the company said.

Perhaps the announcing the unsend feature is a way to soften the severity of deleting messages from users conversations without consent or notice by making it look like they were testing the feature.

This may take some time.

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Last night, there were reports that Facebook Messages from Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives sent to users were mysteriously gone.

Unless, that is, they were from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

"We have discussed this feature several times". Starting Monday, Facebook will provide a link at the top of users' newsfeeds so they can check if their information was shared. "We should have done this sooner - and we're sorry that we did not", the spokesperson added.

Zuckerberg apologized after a backlash, calling it "a major breach of trust".

No notifications were sent to those who had messages deleted, nor was there any disclosure that such a thing was even possible.

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With the release of the new "Unsend" feature, Facebook promises that the CEO and other executives won't get special treatment, until broader "delete" opportunities are available for all.

Already angry in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica controversy, Facebook watchers are clearly unnerved by the appearance of Zuckerberg manipulating his company's Messenger service.

Cambridge Analaytica, a data-mining firm that has done work for US President Donald Trump, has been accused of harvesting user profiles to help influence elections.

Last month, a former employee of the United Kingdom consulting firm, Cambridge Analytics, accused the company of taking personal information from 270,000 Facebook users through a personality quiz - as well as the data of their friends.

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