April 17, 2019
A trove of leaked documents has revealed years of internal deliberations over user data at Facebook, indicating privacy was used as public justification for business decisions designed to gain ‘leverage’ against competition, according to reports.
Some 4,000 pages of highly sensitive Facebook internal documents, largely spanning 2011 to 2015, were leaked to a British journalist who shared them with several outlets, according to NBC News.
The documents, which include emails, webchats, presentations, spreadsheets and meeting summaries, appear to show Facebook’s internal deliberations on whether to sell user data to third party app developers.
It appears the Facebook ultimately decided against selling user data, instead opting to dole it out to app developers who were considered personal ‘friends’ of CEO Mark Zuckerberg or those who spend money on Facebook ads or shared their own valuable data.
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 3:51 am