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Six4Three exec “panicked” in UK MP’s office, gave up Facebook internal files

Enlarge / Damian Collins, chairman of U.K. House of Commons’ digital culture and sport committee poses for a photograph outside the Houses of Parliament in London, U.K., on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Collins asked Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday to answer for a “catastrophic failure of process” as reports emerged concerning Cambridge Analytica, the U.K. firm at the center of the privacy scandal. (credit: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

A member of the UK parliament who recently ordered the seizure of a cache of internal Facebook documents has shown no signs of backing down.

Meanwhile, a California county judge is irked that documents that he ordered kept secret under a protective order have now been shared abroad.

The years-long legal dispute between Facebook and the tiny app company Six4Three has now intersected with an ongoing British investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices—resulting in a strange twist.

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