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Facebook Faces Legal Challenge and U.K. Grilling Over Bikini App

  • U.K. committee got sensitive records sealed in California suit
  • Social media giant wants to punish app maker over leaks
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Facebook Wants To Punish Bikini App Maker

An online ad for a Facebook app that debuted in 2014 showed a man in a bar pointing his phone at women to zap away their clothes, leaving them wearing only bikinis.

The Pikini app for locating photos of users in swimsuits didn’t last long because Facebook restricted developer access to friends’ data. But now a bitter legal dispute between the app maker and the social networking giant is threatening to strip bare Facebook’s often-criticized practices for sharing what users post on the network.