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security engineer who is employed at Facebook has been accused of
using their “privileged access” to personal data to stalk women
allegation was made on Sunday night by Jackie Stokes, founder of the
cybersecurity consulting firm, Spyglass Security. It is reportedly
being investigated by Facebook.
we can’t comment on any individual personnel matters, we are aware of
the situation and investigating,” a company spokesperson wrote
in an email to Motherboard
hurled the accusation on Twitter, claiming it came from a source.
been made aware that a security engineer currently employed at
Facebook is likely using privileged access to stalk women online,” she
. “I have Tinder logs. What should I do with this
said she “confirmed” the engineer’s employment status at Facebook
through “cross-reference of his Tinder profile pic, LinkedIn, and
did not happen to me,” she later tweeted, in reference to the alleged
it’s not just her issue,” Stokes said of the victim. “It’s everyone’s
issue when someone uses: Possible privileged access to the biggest
social media network of our time, and Privilege of working in
infosec…to lord it over potential partners? Part of the debate we
officials at Facebook have reportedly reached out to Stokes and are
said to be working with her on the investigation.
maintain strict technical controls and policies to restrict employee
access to user data,” the company spokesperson told Motherboard.
“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. We have a
zero-tolerance approach to abuse, and improper behavior results in