The Verge über das Android call-scraping von Facebook und die internen Diskussionen dazu, die über die diese Woche veröffentlichten Facebook-Emails an die Öffentlichkeit gekommmen sind:
Initially, the feature was intended to require users to opt in, typically through an in-app pop-up dialog box. But as developers looked for ways to get users signed up, it became clear that Android’s data permissions could be manipulated to automatically enroll users if the new feature was deployed in a certain way.
In another email chain, the group developing the feature seems to see the Android permissions screen as a point of unnecessary friction, to be avoided if possible. When testing revealed that call logs could be collected without a permissions dialog, that option seems to have been obviously preferable to developers.
Charles Arthur dazu:
"This is what growth hacking does: it kills moral judgement."