Here are four revelations from the emails that detail Facebook’s aggressive quest for growth:1. The company engineered ways to collect Android users’ data without alerting them. The company’s growth team — a powerful force within Facebook — wanted to release an update to the Android app that would continually collect users’ entire SMS and call log history. But there was a problem: Android’s privacy policies meant that Facebook would need to ask users to opt in to having this data collected. “This is a pretty high risk thing to do from a PR perspective but it appears that the growth team will charge ahead and do it,” one executive, Michael LeBeau, wrote.
Source: New York Times December 05, 2018 23:34 UTC