Facebook staff discussed cashing in on user data, reports say

Facebook
VKontakte
share_fav

Proposals to charge firms for data said to have been revealed by badly redacted court papers

Facebook staff discussed charging companies for access to user data, before ultimately deciding against such a policy, according to reports.

The internal discussions were revealed due to improperly redacted court documents, released as part of Facebook’s lawsuit against American software developer Six4Three last year. According to and the , an 18-page court filing contains three pages that were supposed to be blacked out because they contain “sensitive discussion of Facebook’s internal strategic analysis of third-party applications”, Facebook said in other court filings.

view The Guardian: World News
#tinder
#data protection
#digital media
#social networking
#privacy
#media
#technology
#world news
#social media
#us news
#facebook