Why Facebook workers access your account (without a password)

Facebook engineers can access your account at any time, without having to know your password or even having your explicit permission to do so.

New details came to light after music producer Paavo Siljamäki visited Facebook's LA offices and an employee asked if they could access his profile.

I said 'sure'. A Facebook engineer can then log in directly as me on Facebook seeing all my private content without asking me for the password.

Just made me wonder how many of Facebook's staff have this kind of 'master' access to anyone's account? What are the rules on who and when they can access our private content and how would we know if someone did? (My facebook did not notify me that someone else accessed my private profile).

  • Paavo Siljamäki
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