Facebook Struck Deals Over Data and Burnt Rivals, Say Lawmakers

Facebook Inc. headquarters in Menlo Park Calif.					David Paul Morris  Bloomberg

The defunct app developer obtained them as part of its ongoing lawsuit in California state court alleging that Facebook violated promises to developers.

The UK parliament's select media committee published more than 200 pages of internal Facebook emails it has acquired while probing how the giant was being used to manipulate major election results The UK parliament's select media committee published more than 200 pages of internal Facebook emails it has acquired while probing how the giant was being used to manipulate major election results.

Don't forget: It's all about apps hosted on Facebook's platform and their access to friends' data, an especially important topic in the light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year.

Six4Three's founder, Ted Kramer, had obtained them as part of a legal discovery process in a US lawsuit against Facebook that his company has brought against the social network in California. Kramer has been in a legal battle with Facebook since 2015 over developer access to user data.

Facebook said in a statement released to AFP that the Six4Three emails "are only part of the story and are presented in a way that is very misleading without additional context".

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"Like any business, we had many internal conversations about the various ways we could build a sustainable business model for our platform. But the facts are clear: we've never sold people's data".

Facebook entered into so-called whitelist agreements with companies, granting them access to users' data - even after they made policy changes that restricted access for others, according to The New York Times.

The emails show Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg mulling charging app developers for data access in 2012.

Collins also alleged that Facebook took aggressive positions against competitor apps by denying them access to any user data.

Facebook has been keen to keep the documents out of the public realm - they are also now held under seal by a court in California - but last week Collins said Parliament would publish them if it felt it was in the public interest to do so. Facebook is being sued by an app developer. When Twitter launched six-second video clip platform Vine, Zuckerberg approved revoking their access to Facebook's API.

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