07/10/2021

Bloomberg

Zuckerberg's 15-year-old privacy notes sought in Facebook lawsuit

A court-appointed special master has ordered Facebook to search for any notes on privacy by CEO Mark Zuckerberg from 15 years ago. The notes may be relevant to a US lawsuit accusing Facebook of failing to protect privacy related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The special master said Facebook cannot assert the notes are not relevant "without reviewing them." 

In related news, TechRepublic reports personal data of over 1.5b Facebook users has been placed on a hacker forum as up for sale. The personal data was publicly available information scraped from more than half of Facebook users worldwide and put on the online forum, though it has since been removed. Even though one prospective buyer claimed they paid the seller but never received the data, the scraped data appears to be legitimate. 

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