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Facebook fires engineer who ‘violated user access’ to stalk women

WASHINGTON: Facebook spokesperson on Thursday said that they fired an employee accused of bragging about his access to private user information over matchmaking app Tinder. The incident comes as Facebook faces global concerns about personal data privacy, including Congressional hearings at which Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg testified. A Twitter user earlier on Wednesday posted about the Tinder conversation along with screenshots, saying Facebook's security engineer is "likely using privileged access to stalk…

Uber faces criminal probe over software used to evade authorities

SAN FRANCISCO: The US Department of Justice has begun a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies's use of a software tool that helped its drivers evade local transportation regulators, two sources familiar with the situation said. Uber has acknowledged the software, known as "Greyball," helped it identify and circumvent government officials who were trying to clamp down on Uber in areas where its service had not yet been approved, such as Portland, Oregon. The company prohibited the use of Greyball for this purpose…