Facebook's leaked documents and tech in party manifestos
In this week’s episode of the Computer Weekly Downtime Upload podcast, Caroline Donnelly and Brian McKenna are joined by Bill Goodwin, investigations editor and Sebastian Klovig Skelton, reporter, to discuss their stories about 7,000 leaked Facebook documents. The documents reveal how Facebook used and abused developers, cut off data to competitors, gave privileged access to its friends and used a “pivot to privacy” as camouflage. The team also talks about party manifestos in wake of the upcoming election - Seb, who has reported on the main parties’ manifestos, covers the SNP’s technology policies. Caroline brings an IR35 lens to bear on the manifestos, finding the Conservatives being urged to join the others in committing to reviewing the tax regulations.