CNBC: Facebook Can Track Disgruntled Former Employees Through Their Phones – IOTW Report

CNBC: Facebook Can Track Disgruntled Former Employees Through Their Phones

Western Journal: Social media giant Facebook uses its own technology to track people on its “naughty” list, according to a new report.

The report by CNBC paints a harrowing picture of a “be on the lookout,” or BOLO list, to which admission can be as little as obscenities directed against the company, though CNBC also said the list contained only “hundreds” of names.

The report said Facebook uses its technology to trace the phones of users who make threats against the company and its top employees.

The report is chiefly based on sources, mainly former Facebook employees, who CNBC did not name.

Facebook strongly rejected the notion that being placed on the list is a haphazard process or that the company does anything wrong in how it identifies and responds to threats.

“Our physical security team exists to keep Facebook employees safe,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to CNBC. “They use industry-standard measures to assess and address credible threats of violence against our employees and our company, and refer these threats to law enforcement when necessary.”

Facebook said it respects privacy even amid threats.

“We have strict processes designed to protect people’s privacy and adhere to all data privacy laws and Facebook’s terms of service. Any suggestion our onsite physical security team has overstepped is absolutely false,” the spokesperson said.

The CNBC report discussed how individuals are added to the list.   “The bar can be pretty low” 

 

2 Comments on CNBC: Facebook Can Track Disgruntled Former Employees Through Their Phones

  1. Why wouldn’t the former employees not change their phone numbers or ditch their phones and quit facebook after they left or were fired? They have to know what a tech cancer facebook is.

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