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Facebook prohibits use of data for surveillance

Facebook Is Prohibiting Developers From Using The Massive Amount Of Data It Collects On Users For Surveillance.

PTI | Updated on: 14 Mar 2017, 02:00:17 PM
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New York:

Facebook is prohibiting developers from using the massive amount of data it collects on users for surveillance.

This includes using such data to monitor activists and protesters.

The company told on Monday that it is making an existing policy “explicit.” Facebook says it has already taken action against developers who created or marketed tools meant to be used for surveillance.

Last fall, the American Civil Liberties Union obtained records that Facebook and its Instagram service provided user data access to Geofeedia, which develops a monitoring product marketed to law enforcement.

The ACLU said at the time that while both Instagram and Facebook cut off access after finding out about this, Facebook did not have a “public policy specifically prohibiting developers” from taking user data for surveillance.

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First Published : 14 Mar 2017, 01:42:00 PM

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