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Facebook fires engineer who bragged about user data access

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By: Keerthi Mohan

Social networking giant Facebook on Thursday said it has fired an employee who bragged on Tinder about having access to private user information. On April 30, Twitter user Jackie Stokes posted online screenshots of a conversation on matchmaking app Tinder, saying Facebook’s security engineer was “likely using privileged access to stalk women online.” I really, really hope I’m wrong about this. pic.twitter.com/NDkOptx8Hv — Jackie Stokes ?? (@find_evil) April 30, 2018 Stokes said she was not the recipient of the messages, and she later tweeted that “many Facebook employees” had reached out to her asking how they could help her. She also…

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