UK Parliament published excerpts from sensitive internal Facebook documents on Wednesday as part of its investigation into fake news and the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal.
The documents were seized from app developer Six4Three at the end of November during a trip by the company’s founder to London. They include emails sent to and from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other senior Facebook executives. Their publication was accompanied by a note from Chair of Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Damian Collins summarising his findings.
Collins highlighted six key findings in a memo, including that Facebook tried to hide from Android phone users that it was collecting data about their calls and texts. The company also collected data about app use by phone users — apparently without their knowledge — to determine who its biggest rivals were and which companies it should aim to acquire.
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