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The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook is worried that internal emails could show that CEO Mark Zuckerberg was aware of the company’s questionable privacy practices.
In an article titled “Facebook Worries Emails Could Show Zuckerberg Knew of Questionable Privacy Practices,” the Wall Street Journal claims that according to sources, Facebook Inc. has found emails that appear to show that company CEO Mark Zuckerberg knew more about the firms questionable privacy practices than previously thought and are worried about how this will affect the firm from a public relations standpoint.
The WSJ writes:
Within the company, the unearthing of the emails in the process of responding to a continuing federal privacy investigation has raised concerns that they would be harmful to Facebook—at least from a public-relations standpoint—if they were to become public, one of the people said.
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The potential impact of the internal emails has been a factor in the tech giant’s desire to reach a speedy settlement of the investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, one of the people said. Facebook is operating under a 2012 consent decree with the agency related to privacy, and the emails sent around that time suggest that Mr. Zuckerberg and other senior executives didn’t make compliance with the FTC order a priority, the people said.
Currently, Facebook is cooperating with the FTC investigation which pertains to the company’s handling of personal user data, including in reference to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, but is...
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