Don’t get your heart up just yet, the government (or your parents, or the hackers they may hire) will never see those sneaky messages and chats you exchange with You-Know-Who (which may or may not be a threat to national security!), because Facebook has launched a new feature that notifies users if their accounts have been targeted by government-sponsored hackers.

Facebook said users would be notified if we believe your account has been targeted or compromised by an attacker suspected of working on behalf of any government. The notification will advise users to turn on a feature called Login Approvals, which sends them a new security code that must be inputed each time an account is accessed from a new device or browser ( I know I have received this lots of time).

Receiving such a notification is not an indication that Facebook’s central systems have been compromised, but rather that the user’s computer or mobile may be infected with malware and should be rebuilt or replaced if possible.

This is in response to what happened in 2013 when there were conducting,  allegations that the U.S. National Security Agency hacked directly into the servers of nine internet firms including Facebook to conduct widespread surveillance operations on citizens.

I could swear that I heard you heave a sigh of relief. Not to worry, your secrets are safe.