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Email exposure: Facebook planned to sell users'privacy for money

via:博客园     time:2018/11/29 14:06:11     readed:172

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Tencent Technologies News, Facebook and Zuckerberg have become the target of global public opinion because of their inadequate privacy protection. Zuckerberg and Sandberg have been asked to resign. Facebook's negative news is still being exposed. According to the latest news from foreign media, internal documents show that Facebook has considered selling users'privacy data to third parties.

In the past week, Facebook's massive internal confidential documents and e-mails have been exposed, and more scandals have surfaced.

According to MarketWatch, an authoritative media in the United States found in Facebook's internal e-mail that several years ago, the company had considered letting external companies pay for user privacy information, in other words, Facebook was ready to sell money with privacy.

Facebook's long-standing privacy policy is not to sell user information to the outside world. If implemented, it would be a departure from its own policy.

The e-mail content also revealed that some Facebook employees had considered user privacy data as a chip to increase advertising revenue: if advertisers increased their advertising budget, they would get more user privacy information.

It should be pointed out that Facebook has discussed the use of consumer privacy to expand revenue, which also exists in other technology companies, but Facebook has been high-profile claims that it will not sell privacy information to the outside world.

At a congressional hearing in April, Zuckerberg, the head of Facebook, made it clear:

From 2012 to 2014, it is impossible to draw a true or complete conclusion from the contents of the internal e-mails, but these e-mails show that Facebook has been in a dilemma of how to maximize the value of privacy information without abusing users'privacy.

It is reported that these confidential documents were exposed because of a lawsuit between Facebook and a third-party developer named Six4Three, who obtained confidential documents through judicial procedures, and the latest documents were disclosed.

In 2014, a British politician quoted confidential Facebook documents as saying that in 2014, Facebook engineers discovered that Russian institutions had been hoarding data from Facebook users one day.

Facebook is the world's largest social networking company, with four major users, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, each with more than a billion star products.

Facebook has the world's largest user privacy data. Unlike Snapchat's subsequent launch, Facebook has been advocating that users use real names to make friends on social networks and upload photos and information from babies to the elderly. As a result, Facebook has sparked public criticism after the scandal at Cambridge Analytics Inc. in the UK. Young Zuckerberg is considered to have no ability to protect the privacy of more than 2 billion users worldwide.

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