Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have been the go-to social media tools for a growing number of people, but the devices are now becoming increasingly difficult to use properly.
A new report from the National Media Examiner shows how some social media platforms are taking advantage of the fact that they have already acquired the tools and are making them available to their users.
A Facebook engineer was able to use a smartphone app to track the posts of a friend’s Facebook account and show them to the person who shared it, the report said.
The same was also possible with Instagram, where the user could track a friend who had posted to the service.
Users are now being able to share posts, photos and videos, but in the process, they are also sharing personal information.
The problem with this new technology is that there are no standards or guidelines to make it work, the article said.
This means that there is a risk of someone sharing personal info that could be used against them in lawsuits.
Some people have reported being able get Facebook accounts to stop showing friends’ posts and instead just showing their posts to anyone they like.
“This is going to get worse,” James G. Gorman, president and CEO of the National Media Examiner, told The Huffington Post.
“They are going to make their platforms completely untrustworthy.”
He said that in order to make social media work properly, people need to be more cautious.
“You can’t trust a company that doesn’t have standards and standards of conduct,” he said.
The app also shows how easy it is to share personal information that could potentially be used by law enforcement, the National Business Insider reported.
“I’ve been doing this for years and I can’t find a better way to make sure people are safe and are doing what they need to do,” one Facebook employee told the article.
However, Facebook is still being pushed into developing new ways to monitor people’s posts.
The social media company recently announced it would start using “facial recognition” technology to monitor social media content, the WSJ reported.