Facebook recording things you don’t post

Data scientists at Carnegie Mellon and Facebook have revealed that the social network records even the messages you type, delete and do not share.

The study by Ph.D. student Sauvik Das, and Facebook summer intern Adam Kramer  outlines how the company records “self-censorship”, that is to say retracted posts from 5 million English-speaking Facebook users.

The storage is permissible thanks to Facebook’s Data Use Policy – in a section called “Information we receive and how it is used,” the company notes that information will be recorded when users “view or otherwise interact with things”.