Facebook sees challenges to sharing threat data with US
Facebook’s new platform for sharing information about security threats appears to be gaining support, though it’s unclear if the U.S. government or law enforcement will get a seat at the table, something a Facebook official said is “fraught with challenges.”
Facebook launched the ThreatExchange last week as a way for companies to share information they gather about cyber threats, something that could be vital to protecting end user and company data.
In the first 24 hours after its launch, the company got over 100 requests from other companies to participate, Facebook chief security officer Joe Sullivan said Wednesday. But, “we haven’t put a lot of thought into whether this would be something that should extend into private-public sharing,” he said.