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Facebook’s ‘Sauron alert’ protects staff against privacy breaches

The news that Facebook fired an engineer who abused his power to stalk women has raised a question: can the social network raise alarm bells if one of its workers accesses private data? The answer appears to be yes — though youll currently have to work at Facebook to get a warning. The Wall Street Journal has learned that Facebook has a Sauron alert (yes, like Lord of the Rings oppressive eye) that notifies employees when other staffers access their personal profiles. Everyday…<...
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