https:\/\/www.eff.org\/deeplinks\/2012\/12\/experimenting-privacy-facebook-sells-access-your-inbox\n\nExperimenting with Your Privacy, Facebook Begins Selling Access to Your Inbox\nFacebook recently started rolling out a new "experiment" that would allow any individual to pay a small fee to send a message to your inbox. Your Facebook messages page has two folders: "Inbox" and "Other." Currently, most friend and group messages go to the inbox, while messages from everyone else automatically go to the Other folder. Facebook is testing a feature that would make this no longer true: now anybody can pay ($1 is the latest rumor) to make sure her message goes straight to your inbox.\n\nEven before this change, one could not have a private profile - all profiles are now searchable. But this new experiment takes it even further, where a stranger can not only find your profile, but ensure that a message reaches you.\n\nControl is the key issue here. As we mentioned before in our analysis of Instagram's proposed Terms of Service change, we strongly believe that social networks should follow three key principals: informed decision making, control, and the right to leave.\n\nIt's not worth being a part of some larger 'game'; scam. Pisses me off even though I don't even use facebook. This should be a criminal act in my opinion. Being able to sell someone else's privacy without their written consent should be 100% illegal for anything. There's already too much of that going around with what is supposed to be secure information.