British Member of Parliament publishes 250 pages of damning internal Facebook documents that had been sealed by a US court / Boing Boing

Link articolo originaleArchivio di tutti i clip: clips.quintarelli.it (Notebook di Evernote).British Member of Parliament publishes 250 pages of damning internal Facebook documents that had been sealed by a US court From the Boing Boing Shop See all deals Damian Collins chairs the UK Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee; it was he who ordered the Parliamentary Serjeant at Arms to drag a visiting US tech executive named Ted Kramer out of his hotel to surrender his laptop to Parliament so they could see the internal Facebook documents that a US federal judge had ordered sealed. Kramer is CEO of Six4Three, a creepy US startup whose Facebook app helped you find pictures of your friends in bikinis; when the app was neutered by a change to Facebook's API, Six4Three sued Facebook and in the course of pre-trial discovery, they were given extensive internal documents from Facebook, which the judge in the case had ordered sealed. Somehow, Collins got wind of the fact that Kramer, his laptop, and the documents were all in London, and -- having been spurned by Mark Zuckerberg, who repeatedly refused demands to appear in Parliament -- saw his change. Now, Collins has dumped a 250 page file, hosted on Parliament's servers, which includes the documents from Kramer's laptop and Collins's summary. The release comes despite a plea from Facebook to respect the US [...]

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