Facebook Privacy Theft in the Hands of 10s of Thousands

Great analysis on CBS 60 Minutes but who’s really at fault here and we think it is time for you to get your own app. Here’s some highlights:

this was a core feature of the Facebook platform for years. This was not a special permission you had to get. This was just something that was available to anybody who wanted it who was a developer.

Lesley Stahl: How many apps do you think there are, how many developers, who did what you did?

Aleksandr Kogan: Tens of thousands.

Lesley Stahl: Tens of thousands?

Aleksandr Kogan: Tens of thousands.

Lesley Stahl: And Facebook, obviously, was aware.

Aleksandr Kogan: Of course. It was a feature, not a bug.

The feature was called “friend permissions,” which Sandy Parakilas, who used to work at Facebook, explains.   

But if you want to watch the CBS newscast, click on image below.

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