Facebook emails say it collected call records, knowing it was 'high-risk'

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers his speech during the Viva Tech trade fair in Paris

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg

It's not clear how this specific discussion was resolved, but Facebook did eventually begin obtaining call logs and text messages from users of its Messenger and Facebook Lite apps for Android. The documents reveal previously unknown details around the company's internal behaviour, and seem to reinforce what many critics view as the social network's anti-competitive nature, alongside its abuse of user data and other troubling issues.

Facebook's statement goes into specifics, detailing each of the concerns raised thus far by the exposed communications, although arguably, numerous provided answers do not completely address the issues raised - in some cases going off on tangents and pointing towards other mechanisms involved.

Facebook called the documents misleading and said the information they contain is "only part of the story".

"To mitigate any bad PR, Facebook planned to make it as hard as possible for users to know that this was one of the underlying features of the upgrade of their app", the summary said.

Facebook, in an e-mailed statement to Ad Age, continued to maintain that the company "has never sold people's data" The e-mails, however, do paint a picture of a company concerned by "reciprocity"-what value it could get by allowing developers to build on its platform and receive access to information on users".

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This echoes the accusation made by app developer Six4Three, from whom the documents were seized.

Kramer has been in a legal battle with Facebook since 2015 over developer access to user data.

Mr. Collins said the documents showed that Facebook entered into "whitelisting" agreements with companies including Royal Bank, Netflix, AirBnB and Lyft which gave them access to friends data in return for online advertising even after Facebook restricted access in 2015.

According to a just-published Washington Post report, Facebook is being accused of giving "select companies preferential access to valuable user data", possibly without the users' consent. "We don't feel we have had straight answers from Facebook on these important issues, which is why we are releasing the documents". "We blocked a lot of sketchy apps".

The 250 pages of documents cover a period when Facebook was shifting its business from a focus on desktop computers to mobile devices. The engineer suggested shutting down Vine's access to the friends feature, to which Zuckerberg replied, "Yup, go for it".

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"Another idea is charging different developers different rates for things".

In 2015, rising star, Stanford University graduate, victor of the 13th season of "Survivor", and Facebook executive Yul Kwon was profiled by the news outlet Fusion, which described him as "the guy standing between Facebook and its next privacy disaster", guiding the company's engineers through the dicey territory of personal data collection.

In other documents, employees outline potential ways to keep other services from using data collected from the social network in order to build their own services.

Facebook also relied on data from Onavo, a company it acquired in 2013, according to the documents.

"However, that may be good for the world", Zuckerberg added", but it's not good for us unless people also share back to Facebook and that content increases the value of our social network".

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"We stand by the platform changes we made in 2015 to stop a person from sharing their friends' data with developers", the company said in a statement.

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