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Facebook Defends Itself After Giving Up User Data in Abortion Case

The social media company said the warrant it received from Nebraska authorities didn't mention abortion when it surrendered chat data for 17-year-old Celeste Burgess, without her consent. The teen is now being prosecuted for undergoing the medical procedure. The case once again casts a spotlight on enabling encryption by default on all Facebook's messaging apps, something the company says takes time. Read more on how Meta is addressing abortion.

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Facebook Defends Itself After Giving Up User Data in Abortion Case
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    Facebook gave police their private data. Now, this duo face abortion charges

    Facebook gave police their private data. Now, this duo face abortion charges

    In the wake of the supreme court’s upheaval of Roe v Wade, tech workers and privacy advocates expressed concerns about how the user data tech companies stored could be used against people seeking abortions. When a Facebook staffer posed the dilemma to the chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, asking how …

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