- Facebook Inc on Thursday said that it fired an employee accused
of bragging on matchmaking app Tinder about his access to private
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incident comes as Facebook faces global concerns about personal
data privacy, including Congressional hearings at which Chief
Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg testified.
Twitter user earlier on Wednesday posted here about
the Tinder conversation along with screenshots, saying Facebook's
security engineer is "likely using privileged access to stalk
the unverified screenshot, the employee in question writes of
being a “professional stalker” searching for hackers.
a statement, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos said
the company quickly investigated the situation and immediately
fired the person.
to sensitive data is logged, and the company has automated systems
designed to detect and prevent abuse, Stamos said.
who abuse these controls will be fired — period.”
firing was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr