The spread of false news, abuse of political advertising, political choices gained through Facebook using user data… All of this is a brief summary of the scandals in the last 3 years . Mark Zuckerberg will probably lead to major milestones in the history of the world with his company Facebook, new legal regulations.
On November 6, 2019, investigative journalist Duncan Campbell published a stack of approximately 4,000 pages of documents revealing Facebook’s secrets to privacy. For the first time, most of the documents were revealed in Facebook and often behind closed doors. Because many in-house e-mail interviews, reports and sensitive documents that have been realized since the beginning of 2010 have been made public.
Six4Three is a visual artificial intelligence supported application that can scan bikinis photos of people on your friends list at your own request. Available until 2014, the application can access many people’s Facebook profile and all information. Realizing that the event was exaggerated, Facebook cuts the application’s data support.
The developers of the Six4Three application are suing Facebook to recover their lost money. This case ignites the beginning of the latest events. Because the 4,000-page document, which should remain secret evidence while the hearings continue, is leaked in 2019.
Ted Kramer, the founder of Six4Three, lost some of his documents to the units of the British Parliament in December 2018. These documents are then published publicly in December 2018. Meanwhile, investigative journalist Duncan Campbell examines the documents, but publishes them on 6 November 2019. This is where the real adventure begins …
Business Insider analyzed 4000-page PDF documents with a total size of 627 MB in detail. The documents contain important details concerning the confidentiality of user data that concern us all. Now, let us pass on those scandal-sized details to you.
According to the details revealed in the correspondence, Facebook, all strong competitors to take measures against their data has been restricted. For example, Twitter tried to block the application Vine closed. Facebook did not provide user data in a planned manner, especially against strong competitors it lists. However, this has unexpectedly led to new measures to protect user privacy . In fact, everything was for competition.
According to the Reuters documents, Facebook has tried to prevent application developers from accessing user data since 2012. He tried to present this gesture as bir a blessing to increase user privacy ”. However, according to the data policy that managers call Switcharoo , the main goal was to block potential competitors .
Companies that developed other applications and games that we entered through Facebook were pressured by Facebook after a while to obtain data. Facebook began to ask these companies to pay for data in order to generate revenue.
Although it closed the developer platform in 2014 and 2015, it continued to provide data to some companies. For this reason , Facebook whitelisted previously selected companies, while blocking possible competitors continued to provide data support to the company.
In short, our user information was given only to the companies that Facebook wanted and deemed appropriate. In other words, Facebook tried to change the balances in the sector without asking us with our information .
According to information, some of which appeared in February 2019, Facebook wanted to track the locations of Android users for political ads . For this, the company made some changes to the Android application, with location tracking political ads in that region tried to show relevant people.
We will inform you as soon as you reach the details about the scandal Facebook documents, stay tuned …