Data Breach: Zuckerberg Defends Facebook in New Controversy

Facebook is in another controversy after it had tightened rules on its privacy rules. Emails were flying and Facebook Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg pushed back in the most recent fight for the largest social media giant.

Emails were showing the social media giant offering Netflix and other popular apps preferential access to people’s data after the social media giant had tightened its privacy rules.

250 pages of Facebook documents were yesterday published by a British parliamentary committee that investigated if the social media giant manipulated the results of elections.

According to new findings, Facebook executives were holding discussion about big companies such as Netflix being granted preferential access to user data even after the management had tightened its privacy rules in 2014/15.

Zuckerberg himself appeared in one email thinking out loud over if he should sell the information to developers. These emails feature in a lawsuit filed against Facebook in a California court by the now defunct US app developer Six4Three.

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This information were sealed by the presiding judge but were acquired by a never-before used parliamentary enforcement procedure in the month of November 2018.

In other words, Zuckerberg  said he wrote because he didn’t want the emails to misrepresent Facebook’s actions or motives, but no matter what, members had the right to discuss issues and turn matters around in the name of looking for the best ideas.

Instead of directly treating the matter of Facebook’s apparent decision to give some of world’s most popular apps special access to friends lists and other personal information, he skillfully digressed.

Accordingly, he said that Facebook decided on a model where it could continue to provide the developer for free and developers could choose to buy ads if they wanted.

Zuckerberg disagreed that Facebook was selling people’s data. He said, “to be clear, that’s different from selling people’s data. We’ve never sold anyone’s data,” he said.

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Emails show Facebook holding whitelisting discussions with the Russian- founded dating service Wadoo and US giants such as Netflix and the cab hailing service Lyft.

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