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A Facebook employee asked a contributor to spin off his phone so Facebook couldn’t lane its plcae — and it reveals a bigger problem within the company (FB)


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  • Facebook protects itself against leaks by tracking down
    the leakers and banishment them.
  • One Facebook employee who anonymously spoke with Wired
    recently asked the contributor to spin off his phone so the
    company couldn’t lane their location.

To corporate giants like Facebook, leaks to rivals or the media
are a principal sin.

That idea was transparent in a
new Wired story about Facebook’s hilly time over the past two
years. The story talks about how Facebook was means to find two
leakers who told a Gizmodo contributor about its news operations.

But one source for the Wired story highlighted just how concerned
employees were about the way their company would go after
leakers. According to the story, the source, a stream Facebook
employee, asked a Wired contributor to spin off his phone so
Facebook wouldn’t be means to use plcae tracking and see that
the two were close to any other for the meeting.

From the Wired feature:

“One stream employee asked that a Wired contributor spin off his
phone so the company would have a harder time tracking either it
had been nearby the phones of anyone from Facebook.”

Whether Facebook actually does lane its employees this way
doesn’t matter. The fact an employee would consider such an option
was on the list is revelation of the enlightenment at the company.

You can review the full form on Wired.

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