It’s unclear when the grand jury was called
By Makena Kelly | 13 March 2019
According to the Times, a grand jury in New York has been conducting the investigation and subpoenaed records from “at least two” large companies that make smartphones. The companies struck deals with Facebook to access user data like friend lists and contact information, without explicit consent from its users.
“It has already been reported that there are ongoing federal investigations, including by the Department of Justice,” a Facebook spokesperson told The Verge. “As we’ve said before, we are cooperating with investigators and take those probes seriously. We’ve provided public testimony, answered questions, and pledged that we will continue to do so.” […]