Facebook Employees “Pissed” And “Angry” At Facebook Over Their Improper Use Of Apple’s Enterprise Certificates

The turmoil caused by Facebook improperly using an Apple enterprise certificate to gather data on users that they payed to run an app that would never have seen the light of day in the App Store has just gotten worse. Appleinsider is reporting that the company is now facing internal strife from Facebook employees:

According to a leaked internal memo from Facebook VP of production engineering and security Pedro Canahuati, the company is “working closely” with Apple to reinstate Enterprise Certificate privileges that were revoked on Wednesday. That information lines up with a summary of the situation provided by AppleInsider sources.

The memo, obtained by Business Insider, seeks to ensure employees that Facebook is working diligently to restore access to an internal version of Facebook’s iOS app, as well as private versions of Workplace Chat, Instagram and Messenger. For now, the company urges employees to download public releases of those same apps. 

Still, with Apple’s lockdown in place, Facebook workers are unable to use apps like Mobile Home and Ride, both of which are not distributed publicly. 

Facebook employees vented their frustration over the situation in statements to Business Insider, saying that colleagues are “pissed” and “angry.” Some hold Facebook responsible for running afoul of Apple’s enterprise developer ruleset, while others pin the blame on Apple. 

“Apple is technically doing their job and has a right,” an employee said. “This is probably one of the worse things that can happen to the company internally.”

Now there are some employees who think that Apple is trying to “take Facebook down”, but it’s still not good if this is going on and it is leaking out to the public. Hopefully Facebook gets the hint that they have to alter their behavior so that they don’t tick off people outside and more importantly inside the company.



3 Responses to “Facebook Employees “Pissed” And “Angry” At Facebook Over Their Improper Use Of Apple’s Enterprise Certificates”

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