After a series of events which turned popular opinion on Facebook to treat it like software that incessantly gathered data about what you liked, where you lived, who you met and where you went, Facebook is now morphing itself into your protector, willing to tip you off if someone else gets too interested.
Facebook is about to take on the likes of Government security agencies like the NSA and GCHQ to protect your privacy, if a recent statement by the social media giant is to be believed.
"Starting today, we will notify you if we believe your account has been targeted or compromised by an attacker suspected of working on behalf of a nation-state," said Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer at Facebook.
He further wrote that Facebook will only warn users if it is convinced that agents of the state are trying to snoop on your profile. This will ensure you will know if you're under attack and you won't have to worry about deleting your profile to safeguard your privacy.
With cyber theft and password-breaking technologies gaining ground in recent times, this news from Facebook is quite reassuring for users across the globe. It's not without reason though. If it turns out that Facebook accounts are being regularly scrutinized to keep track of citizens, Facebook's user base could plummet in the blink of an eye.