UK Government Seizes Facebook Papers


Damian Collins, the chair of the culture, media and sport select committee, invoked a rare parliamentary mechanism to compel the founder of a US software company, Six4Three, to hand over the documents during a business trip to London. In another exceptional move, parliament sent a serjeant at arms to his hotel with a final warning and a two-hour deadline to comply with its order. When the software firm founder failed to do so, it’s understood he was escorted to parliament. He was told he risked fines and even imprisonment if he didn’t hand over the documents.

Six4Three is suing Facebook over its defunct app Pikinis, which let users zoom in on bikini photos. After a 2015 change in Facebook’s policy that prevented third-party developers from accessing friend data, Six4Three sued the social networking company on the grounds that the decision hurt its business model.

“Give us the bikini photos, now!”

Yeah, never a good idea against governments that have all kinds of powers over meat bodies in their jurisdiction.


Better than I could put it myself:


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