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Security expert: Facebook’s response to privacy scandal is bogus

Sheryl Sandberg has roundly dismissed criticisms of Facebook for its latest privacy fiasco, but security experts aren’t buying it. Facebook’s chief operating officer made an appearance on CNBC after it emerged that the social network was paying users — some as young as 13 — to install an iPhone app that sucked up info about their phone habits. These users, Sandberg said, knew what they were getting themselves into. “There is a rigorous consent flow and people are compensated,” Sandberg said, noting that underage participants received parental consent. Sandberg made the remarks a day after Apple smacked Facebook for giving consumers access to the app through a channel reserved for developers. Apple stripped Facebook of key ...