Facebook fires engineer for misusing data access privileges and stalking women

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"A security engineer now employed at Facebook is likely using privileged access to stalk women online".

The accusations against the unnamed employee were lodged Sunday by Jackie Stokes, the founder of Spyglass Security.

On Tuesday, Business Insider reported that Facebook fired one of its engineers who was accused of doing just that. She did not say where the conversation took place, but in a separate tweet said she had "Tinder logs". "What should I do with this information?" He said: "It's important that people's information is kept secure and private when they use Facebook". The irony was not lost on Motherboard reporter Joseph Cox: "Firing an employee for using company collected data to stalk women at the same time as announcing a dating service is very 2018 Silicon Valley". They go on to say, "I have to say that you are hard to find. lol". "Access is scoped by job function, and designated employees are only allowed to access the amount of information that's necessary to carry out their job responsibilities, such as responding to bug reports, account support inquiries, or valid legal requests", a Facebook spokesperson said.

They elaborated that the engineer was sacked because of misusing his access to the user privacy over Tinder.

After receiving word of the staffers' termination, Stokes thanked the numerous Facebook employees who reached out to her to offer assistance.

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The company has been under pressure since it company disclosed that a researcher gave data on 87 million Facebook users to Cambridge Analytica, a British data-mining firm that worked with the presidential election campaign for then-candidate Donald Trump.

Facebook did not immediately return an email Wednesday seeking comment on the former employees' allegations. "Everyone deserves to feel safe, even on the internet".

In a statement, Stamos said Facebook does not tolerate abuse of its controls.

The latest controversy to hit the USA social networking giant first emerged on Monday, after a screenshot was posted online which purported to show the individual boasting of being a "professional stalker".