Facebook staff discussed cashing in on user data, reports say

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Facebook staff discussed charging companies for access to user data, before ultimately deciding against such a policy, according to reports. […] That text reportedly shows Facebook staff discussing how to use access to user data to extract higher advertising spend from major clients, in emails dating from 2012 and 2013. The conversations occurred at roughly the time that Facebook decided to change the way third-party developers could access user data, which had the effect of closing the hole through which Cambridge Analytica partner GSR had managed to extract the personal information of millions of Facebook users.

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