Facebook and Instagram ban developers from using data for surveillance


This article reports on the new privacy policy that Facebook and Instagram released. It is announced that developers could not use data obtained from Facebook and Instagram to provide tools that are used for surveillance. This article relates to the chapter of “Surveillance and Public Sphere.” This new policy is also significant for civil rights activists as they have increasingly raised concerns about mass surveillance and aggressive prosecutions of activists of under Donald Trump’s administration. This privacy policy is meaningful because it shows that Facebook is taking a stand on the issue of human rights as well as supporting human rights.


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