Dec 6, 2018

Facebook defends Mark Zuckerberg's exposed emails

While such access was to be cut off, Facebook said it would still allow apps to see who was on a user's friends list and their relevant profile pictures. Facebook has long maintained that it has "Never sold people's data". Mr Collins said the emails also demonstrated that Facebook had repeatedly discussed ways to make money from providing access to friends' data. Another email from Mr Zuckerberg in the haul makes it clear that his reasoning for doing so was a belief that the more apps that developers built, the more information people would share about themselves, which in turn would help Facebook make money. Another standout discovery was the fact that Facebook's team had no illusions that an update to its Android app - which gave Facebook access to users' call and text message records - risked a media backlash.

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