Following the mega Cambridge Analytica scandal, social media platform Facebook has reportedly fired another employee for allegedly accessing user data. The claims surfaced when Jackie Stokes, founder of Spyglass Security tweeted that she possessed screenshots of messages exchanged on Tinder.
Notably, this isn't the first time Facebook has fired employees who have abused their position and have mishandled user data.
"We are investigating this as a matter of urgency".
Vice's Motherboard first reported Monday that Facebook said it was looking into the accusations. "It's important that people's information is kept secure and private when they use Facebook", he said in a statement, adding that Facebook employees only have access to data required for their jobs.
On Thursday, Mr Stamos said: "We have strict policy controls and technical restrictions so employees only access the data they need to do their jobs - for example to fix bugs, manage customer support issues or respond to valid legal requests".
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Facebook Inc. has fired an employee who bragged about his access to private user information, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Security researcher Jackie Stokes reported the issue to Facebook. "Everyone deserves to feel safe, even on the internet".
On Tuesday, during the company's annual developer conference, Facebook announced it would let users opt out of browser history tracking, NBC News reported. Stamos said that access to delicate information is logged, and the organization has mechanized frameworks meant to recognize and forestall mishandle.
In a subsequent tweet, Stokes included the screenshot of a conversation in which the Facebook employee calls themselves a "professional stalker". "We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse, and improper behavior results in termination", the company said in a statement. A Twitter user prior on Wednesday posted about the Tinder discussion alongside screen captures, saying Facebook's security design is likely utilizing advantaged access to stalk ladies on the web.