That’s according to George Hayward, a former employee of the company, who also tells us the internal name the process had at Facebook: ‘test negative’.
not friend, Nor is Facebook the most respected social network with your privacy Nor is its parent company Meta the most responsible company in terms of taking advantage of the data we collect, because in fact When a service is 100% freeAs stated by Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple) himself, he is we are our product,
However, we are not here to tell you about another scam Cambridge Analytica but something more mundane, and that’s Facebook returns to the eye of the storm Following statements from a recently fired employee who revealed that the mobile app of the most popular social network Consciously and intentionally draining our smartphone batteries Randomly, to do various tests and tests.
This former employee of Facebook is called george haywardAs GizmoChina associates told us, and directly accused the company carrying out practices of questionable legality of which is Deliberately discharging the phone’s battery,
So what Our mobiles are now an essential part In daily life, being used for practically all processes, from paying in shops or businesses to getting on public transport or consulting basic information, tasks for which we obviously need a battery And it’s not that any app is responsible for downloading it just because, ‘Why potatoes’,
incredible affirmation, truth, that If confirmed, this would be great motivation to banish Facebook from our lives once and for all. and our cell phones.
To round out the information, Hayward remarked that both the Facebook app and the Messenger app have the potential to drain a device’s battery quickly, and that This process is called internal ‘test negative’ (Oh, is that so test negativein English), being used by engineers Testing acts with users as guinea pigs,
I don’t know whether the end justifies the means, nor whether the claim that these practices are used to test functions to help people would work as an argument, but it is to say That they use users as immediate ‘beta testers’ is at least debatable, and no one will be able to argue with us on that.
Former Facebook employee claims he would have flatly refused these practicesIs charged “I said to the manager: ‘It might hurt someone’, and he replied that by hurting a few people we could help the greater public. However, any data scientist worth his while would know that The first thing is not to hurt people”,
as you would expect, George Hayward has sued the company in Manhattan Federal Court.And the premise of this lawsuit is precisely that these tests could affect thousands of users. preventing them from accessing your phone when they need it mostsomething that could put them in danger in situations of potential risk. Attorney Dan Kaiser claimed what “It’s illegal and disrespectful that someone could tamper with my phone and drain its battery”,
matrix of Facebook has not released any statement yet. and seems to have confined itself to studying the trial for now, although it seems likely that Hayward will have plenty of evidence including internal documentation and manuals How to do this type of test.
All in all quite unbelievable, really… but since I don’t use Facebook, I can’t confirm that this ever happened to me! What do you say?