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Facebook staff lamented ‘unethical’ practices but were rebuffed
SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook staff lamented ‘unethical’ practices but were rebuffed

Facebook Inc. employees repeatedly chafed at what they viewed as anti-competitive or unethical practices by the company, internal chats show. But their concerns, voiced in 2012 and 2013, were overruled by senior managers including Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, who argued that the survival of the social network was more important. The messages come from a roughly 7,000-page trove of leaked documents that were part of a years-old lawsuit in the Bay Area’s San Mateo County. The interactions are likely to be scrutinized further as Facebook faces ongoing antitrust investigations. In multiple discussions found in the documents, employees, including some top executives, argued against policies that would cut off competitors’ ability to advertise on the platform and access Facebook...
Did Facebook’s CEO know about ‘problematic’ privacy practices?
SOCIAL MEDIA

Did Facebook’s CEO know about ‘problematic’ privacy practices?

Wall Street Journal: Facebook found emails that show its CEO was aware of privacy practices now under investigation. Facebook Inc. uncovered emails that seem to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg was aware of potentially problematic privacy practices at the company, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The social media giant discovered the emails in the process of responding to a federal privacy investigation, the Journal reported, raising concerns that it would be harmful to the company if they became public. The potential impact of the internal emails was part of the reason the company sought to reach a quick settlement of the investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, the Journal reported, citing o...
Inhumane Practices Involving Young African Children
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Inhumane Practices Involving Young African Children

Pedophilia and Crimes Against Humanity A child abused by men unable tot control their sexual urges is horrendous and many women and children are viciously raped worldwide. The consequences can be disastrous as we saw recently in the case of the medical student raped on a bus in India. But children as young as a few months old are being used for sex by adult men and this type of crime is shown to be common in many societies. In some African societies, such as in Ethiopia, young girls are traded as brides for older men. They are usually very young and some are reportedly only 8 years old. In that case they are cared for by his family until she reaches puberty or near that time. They are then married and the girl is raped repeatedly. She may become pregnant even before her first period. ...