Intentionally Compromising Users’ Privacy

If there was any doubt remaining that Facebook is intentionally compromising its users' privacy, it can now be put to rest, with a new report from a British parliamentary committee:

— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) February 23, 2019

If there remained any doubt that Facebook’s business practices intentionally compromise users’ privacy and recklessly undermine democratic norms, it was put to rest on Monday, when the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the British House of Commons issued a hundred-and-eight-page report, incongruously titled “Disinformation and ‘fake news.’ ” In a drama that played out over a few days in November, the committee’s chair, Damian Collins, a Tory M.P., had outwitted Facebook’s legal team when he summoned an American app developer named Ted Kramer to Parliament. []

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