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Facebook staff discussed selling user data: report

Improperly redacted court statement have revealed that Facebook staff did indeed sicuss selling user data before ultimately deciding against it.

According to Ars Technica and the Wall Street Journal, the reports come from three pages of a court filing containing “sensitive discussion of Facebook’s internal strategic analysis of third-party applications” that were supposed to be blacked out, but weren't.

The text reportedly reveals how Facebook staff discussed accessing user data to extract higher advertising spend from major clients.

Facebook’s director of developer platforms and programs, Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, told the Guardian: “As we’ve said many times, the documents Six4Three gathered for this baseless case are only part of the story and are presented in a way that is very misleading without additional context.”

He added: “To be clear, Facebook has never sold anyone’s data. Our APIs have always been free of charge and we have never required developers to pay for using them, either directly or by buying advertising.”

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Go ahead, sell what you want but I want a cut. Its MY data, not yours regardless of your waviers. Please send me a cheque every time you sell my data to some place.

Wouldn't worry too much about Facebook collecting 'your data'. So many others do it too and many are 'official'.

From wayback (LOL) in 2016

Here's Every Australian Government Agency That Wants Your Data

Good luck with collecting my data you data miners ... boring as BatShit IMO ... and like many others, I don't respond to 'Clickbait' based on same and have been consistently disappointed by certain government instrumentalities like MyHealth who still haven't got it right in my case. Idiots Inc. IMO.

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