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This could get interesting: Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers

Parliament has used its legal powers to seize internal Facebook documents in an extraordinary attempt to hold the US social media giant to account after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly refused to answer MPs’ questions.

The cache of documents is alleged to contain significant revelations about Facebook decisions on data and privacy controls that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It is claimed they include confidential emails between senior executives, and correspondence with Zuckerberg.

Damian Collins, the chair of the culture, media and sport select committee, invoked a rare parliamentary mechanism to compel the founder of a US software company, Six4Three, to hand over the documents during a business trip to London. In another exceptional move, parliament sent a serjeant at arms to his hotel with a final warning and a two-hour deadline to comply with its order. When the software firm founder failed to do so, it’s understood he was escorted to parliament. He was told he risked fines and even imprisonment if he didn’t hand over the documents.

“We are in uncharted territory,” said Collins, who also chairs an inquiry into fake news. “This is an unprecedented move but it’s an unprecedented situation. We’ve failed to get answers from Facebook and we believe the documents contain information of very high public interest.”

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The documents seized were obtained during a legal discovery process by Six4Three. It took action against the social media giant after investing $250,000 in an app. Six4Three alleges the cache shows Facebook was not only aware of the implications of its privacy policy, but actively exploited them, intentionally creating and effectively flagging up the loophole that Cambridge Analytica used to collect data. That raised the interest of Collins and his committee.

The files are subject to an order of a Californian superior court, so cannot be shared or made public, at risk of being found in contempt of court. Because the MPs’ summons was issued in London where parliament has jurisdiction, it is understood the company founder, although a US citizen, had no choice but to comply. It is understood that Six4Three have informed both the court in California and Facebook’s lawyers.
ETA: Further developments. Carole Cadwalladr is the Guardian journalist who broke the Cambridge Analytica story. Her thread is worth reading.

 
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I had a post from facebook appear in my feed regarding community standards. I'm wondering whether it's a new thing or they are doing the same as tumblr.
 
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Hasn't Facebook always been allergic to female nipples though?
Only some female nipples. Certain ones are OK.
Just like only some SL people got their accounts deleted.
It's very mysterious.
 
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What I hate the most about Facebook is this: I got a new computer few weeks back, and loaded everything up, downloaded chrome, browsed web for a few things then logged into Facebook. First ad I saw on my timeline was to something I had searched google for. This is what I hate more then anything. It's absolute proof that Facebook is spying on what we do online and I fail to see how I can opt out of this crap without using an adblocker that is aggressive in its blocking of crap on these kinds of websites.
 
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What I hate the most about Facebook is this: I got a new computer few weeks back, and loaded everything up, downloaded chrome, browsed web for a few things then logged into Facebook. First ad I saw on my timeline was to something I had searched google for. This is what I hate more then anything. It's absolute proof that Facebook is spying on what we do online and I fail to see how I can opt out of this crap without using an adblocker that is aggressive in its blocking of crap on these kinds of websites.
I don't think Facebook can directly see what you search for on Google. What is more likely is you clicked on the link and got an ad. That ad knows what you searched for and gave the information to Facebook. I might have that completely technically correct but here is a link.

https://www.quora.com/How-does-Facebook-know-my-Google-search-keywords
 

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