Facebook's woes deepen over exec's 'growth over lives memo'

  • Facebook's woes deepen over exec's 'growth over lives memo'

Facebook's woes deepen over exec's 'growth over lives memo'

In other words, Andrew defended Facebook's questionable data mining practices and championed the growth of "connections" at any cost - even death.

In the 2016 internal memo, entitled "The Ugly", he wrote that "all the work we do in growth is justified" - even if it costs someone their life because they are exposed to bullies or die in a terrorist attack.

Zuckerberg decried the memo in a statement released Thursday, saying it was something he "disagreed with strongly". You can manage the information we use to show you ads - Ad Preferences explains how ads work and the options you have.

According to UK's Channel 4 News, the cache of campaign data from a Cambridge Analytica source, details 1,36,000 individuals in the U.S. state of Colorado, along with each person's personality and psychological profile. We also need to work to bring people closer together. "We paused app review while we implement new changes to our platform", said the company.

In Zuckerberg's apology last week, he stated that a quiz app from 2014 "leaked Facebook data of millions of people in 2014", and said it was a breach of trust.

The memo by Bosworth, in charge of the company's virtual reality department, provides an insight into the philosophy of social media Silicon Valley giant.

Lawmakers in many countries may be focused on Cambridge Analytica's alleged improper use of Facebook data, but the social network's privacy problems go back more than a decade.

Mark Zuckerberg has announced there is only one possible way to resurrect Facebook and to keep it alive, and that is by visiting Zuckerberg's own Facebook page here and posting a message of support.

AN EXPLOSIVE leaked memo from Mark Zuckerberg's right-hand man, and Facebook VP, Andrew "Boz" Bosworth has revealed the social network's ruthless pursuit of growth over user safety.

That can be bad if they make it negative.

'Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools'. But connecting people. That's our imperative. "I didn't agree with it even when I wrote it", he wrote on Twitter after BuzzFeed published its report.

Facebook has weathered a barrage of lawsuits since the news that a British political data firm, Cambridge Analytica, improperly collected data of 50 million Americans and used it for political means, such as Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Facebook says it dramatically limits the access apps have to friend data, preventing the type of data scoop Kogan and others were capable of. While Bosworth said it was one of his most unpopular employee messages, a former senior executive told BuzzFeed that it was "super popular internally". It also transgressed when it didn't delete the data in question after Facebook demanded it do so.

'This is clearly a post meant to rally the troops, ' the employee added.

A memo like this will only fuel that disconnect.

"The ugly truth is that we believe in connecting people so deeply that anything that allows us to connect more people more often is "de facto" good", the memo read.

That isn't something we are doing for ourselves. It is literally just what we do.

But that hasn't stopped many users from heavily criticizing the firm's data collection tactics.

"The law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is billed as the biggest overhaul of online privacy since the birth of the internet, giving Europeans more protections for their data than ever before".

Rewind to 2016 and Facebook was riding high while other tech companies floundered.