Dec 5, 2018
Facebook chief's emails exposed by MPs
The UK parliament's fake news inquiry has published a cache of seized Facebook documents. Facebook allowed some companies to maintain "Full access" to users' friends data even after announcing changes to its platform in 2014/2015 to limit what developers' could see. Facebook had been aware that an update to its Android app that let it collect records of users' calls and texts would be controversial. Facebook used data provided by the Israeli analytics firm Onavo to determine which other mobile apps were being downloaded and used by the public. "It's not at all clear to me here that we have a model that will actually make us the revenue we want at scale. I'm getting more on board with locking down some parts of platform, including friends' data and potentially email addresses for mobile apps. I'm generally sceptical that there is as much data leak strategic risk as you think... I think we leak info to developers but I just can't think of any instances where that data has leaked from developer to developer and caused a real issue for us."
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