Facebook fired employees for stalking users

03 May, 2018, 17:30 | Author: Bertha Harmon
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"Employees who abuse these controls will be fired", Stamos said.

On Sunday, cybersecurity consultant Jackie Stokes tweeted out a Tinder conversation that appeared to show a Facebook employee bragging about their ability to obtain data on users.

In the chat, the man says his job responsibilities involved being "more than" a security analyst, and that he has to 'figure out who hackers are in real life, ' or in other words, being a 'professional stalker'.

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On Tuesday, Business Insider reported that Facebook fired one of its engineers who was accused of doing just that.

While concerns have been raised regarding the amount of non-public information Facebook employees and contractors have access to, a former Facebook employee told the publication there are consequences to abusing access. Executives at the social network were made aware of the claim and immediately launched an investigation after receiving all relevant information from Stokes.

"Although we can't comment on any individual personnel matters", a Facebook spokesperson wrote in an email, "we are aware of the situation and investigating". The irony was not lost on Motherboard reporter Joseph Cox: "Firing an employee for using company collected data to stalk women at the same time as announcing a dating service is very 2018 Silicon Valley".

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Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer at Facebook, sent a statement to NBC News, saying that Facebook is investigating the allegations "as a matter of urgency". "Trying to internet stalk me?" the woman reportedly replied. "It's important that people's information is kept secure and private when they use Facebook", he said in a statement, adding that Facebook employees only have access to data required for their jobs.

A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye, in Zenica, March 13, 2015.

The company has been under pressure since it company disclosed that a researcher gave data on 87 million Facebook users to Cambridge Analytica, a British data-mining firm that worked with the presidential election campaign for then-candidate Donald Trump.

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