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    What is Mark Zuckerberg hiding? Facebook secretly deletes some of its founder’s private messages over fears sensitive data may be leaked

    Updated: April 6, 2018 at 10:31 am EST  See Comments

    Facebook has deleted some of Mark Zuckerberg’s private messages over fears sensitive data could be leaked.

    Three sources claim old Facebook messages from Zuckerberg have disappeared from their inbox.

    The recipients were not notified – raising concerns about what the Facebook CEO could be hiding.

    Facebook claims the change was made after the 2014 Sony Pictures hack, when a mass data breach at the movie studio resulted in embarrassing email histories being leaked.

    However, the lack of disclosure has angered some users, along with the absence of a similar tool to recall messages for normal users.

    An email receipt of a message from 2010 seen by TechCrunch proves some messages from the Facebook CEO no longer appear in chat logs or Facebook files.

    The removal of these messages was not disclosed publicly and users were not informed.

    Although Zuckerberg may be CEO of the company, the ability to remove messages from Messenger – now used by 1.3 billion people – is not allowed under the company’s terms of service.

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