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Facebook staff’s private emails published by fake news inquiry


Want to know what Mark Zuckerberg and his underlings really think about us users?

Get ready to read ’em and weep: against the wishes of the Facebook CEO, the UK parliament’s inquiry into fake news has published confidential correspondence between Zuck and his staff.

That correspondence has some revealing stuff in it. But first, how did the Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) committee – which has been overseeing inquiries into Facebook’s privacy practices – get their hands on it?

Well, it has to do with bathing suit photos. A now-defunct app called Six4Three that searched for Facebook users’ bathing suit photos is embroiled in a years-long lawsuit against Facebook.

Six4Three alleges that Facebook suddenly changed the terms of how it allowed developers to access Facebook’s Graph API generally, and its Friends’ Photos Endpoint, specifically. Six4Three made an app known as “Pikinis” that specifically sought out bikini photos across Facebook users’ friends...(continued)

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