Facebook removes Surveillance-For-Hire companies from its platform

Facebook Company’s parent company Meta has issued a press update last week that it has removed over 50,000 accounts from its platform as they were found breaching its data privacy guidelines.

Meta mentioned in its press statement that the said companies operating from China, Israel, India and North Macedonia were indulging in ‘Surveillance-for-hire’ service business and so were removed from seeking its platform services any more.

Although, not much is known about the banned companies from China, India and North Macedonia; FB’s owner stated that Cobwebs Technologies, Cognyte, Black Cube and BlueHawk- all based in Israel; were banned from using its services anymore. As they were found spying on journalists, politicians, families of opposition, human rights activists and military personnel.

Full article

Scroll to Top