Carl Mercier, Websense director of software development and Defensio founder, says the company has been monitoring pages of celebrities, including Lady Gaga, Oprah, and Jay-Z, to test the product. To date, Defensio has detected profanity, links to malware sites, and spam comments on Lady Gaga's page as well as the pages of many other celebrities. Besides safeguarding the reputations of page owners, the tool can help protect users of the social network site.
While privacy advocates may worry, Websense says the activities of users are not tracked, monitored, or analyzed. Only the content posted is reviewed, and the Defensio product cannot identify users.
Currently free during beta, the Facebook application will remain free for individual users while there will be a charge for business or high-volume pages. Pricing and definition of what constitutes a business or high volume page has not been finalized.
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