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.
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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