SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s (FB.(O) it began to cut off the access to the data of the user for the app developer of 2012, to squash any potential rivals, and during the presentation of moving it to the general public as well as a boon to user privacy, according to legal documents reviewed by Reuters.
A FILE PHOTO of Stickers bearing the Facebook logo is pictured at the Facebook Inc. F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, united states, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo
Some of the leaders in the world’s biggest social network seemed to be referring to the strategy of building a privacy-centric explanation for the change in the “Switcharoo” Plan,” the internal e-mails contained in a sealed, California, court filings show.
With the advent of the 7,000 pages of the company’s e-mail messages and executive documents, comes as Facebook faces multiple investigations into potential violations of the antitrust laws by the regulatory authorities all over the world.
The e-mails to be able to provide valuable evidence for investigators, including a US House of Representatives panel, and that he has the records of the company, in September, is on Facebook to decide to get content from a social graph is a mapping of the relationships between people.
The documents come from a lawsuit filed in 2015 Six4Three, and the creator of the now-shuttered front of the bikini photo, the app will no longer have access to Facebook information of the user as a result of the changes that were announced in 2014 and will be implemented in the next financial year.
Six4Three claims that Facebook’s data policies were anti-competitive and that the company’s proposed policy, both for developers and the general public.
Facebook has described the case as without merit. A company spokeswoman told Reuters the documents were “taken out of context by someone with an agenda against the Facebook” published “with a total disregard for AMERICAN law.”
Some of the material released in the course of the last year of a British legislator to them, but an incomplete picture of the period of time between 2012 and 2014, when the changes to the policy will be discussed with the company.
The new documents include an exchange between the leaders to discuss the cutting-off of access to the data of the user, for the developers, is seen as a potential competitor at a time when the company has said publicly that it is an open and neutral platform.
As a performer, writing in 2013, describes dividing apps into three buckets: existing competitors, potential future competitors have, or developer, we have, with the aid of business models, as part of the project, in order to restrict access to the data of the user, which is called ‘PS12N’.
In the latter, they were able to get back by agreeing to the creation of a mobile advertisement purchases, or to provide reciprocal data for Facebook under ‘ capital and Comprehensive API to the Agreements,” according to the e-mail.
Thousands of developers do not have access to the data of the user, the executives decided to announce the changes to the public. They have chosen to link to what they referred to as the ” bad “things from the PS12N” to a non-related update to the Facebook’s login system, which gave people more control over their privacy.
It’s “children’s story” the announcement “shall be based on the quality of the experience of the user, which may make for a good umbrella to fold into a number of API deprecations,” one executive wrote in an e-mail.
One of the other attendee’s peers, in a February 2014 e-mail to the “Switcharoo” Plan”, calling it “a good compromise” that will allow them “to tell a story that makes sense.”
In the month of the previous year, the same executive noted: “My concern is around the idea that we won’t be able to keep track of our story together.”
When Facebook enacted changes in 2015, executives told reporters that the company had done research on the user perception about the Facebook apps, and it decided on a policy that would help to build confidence and trust in the privacy of your personal data, according to a new report, the tech publication, TechCrunch.
Reporting by Katie Paul and Mark Hosenball; Editing by Greg Mitchell, and Kenneth Maxwell