/Facebook will let you know when the govt accesses your account

Facebook will let you know when the govt accesses your account

In a post Alex Stamos, chief of security at facebook, said that facebook will notify you of when “your account has been targeted or compromised by an attacker suspected of working on behalf of a nation-state.”

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Facebook refer to the government access as “attackers”

In the statement released on Facebook blog Alex Stamas said

“To protect the integrity of our methods and processes, we often won’t be able to explain how we attribute certain attacks to suspected attackers. That said, we plan to use this warning only in situations where the evidence strongly supports our conclusion. We hope that these warnings will assist those people in need of protection, and we will continue to improve our ability to prevent and detect attacks of all kinds against people on Facebook.”

When asked if this referred to a certain govt, Facebook security said the “feature was not specific to – or excluded from – any government”