I am Raylene Yung, a Facebook Engineering Manager on the Privacy Product & Infrastructure teams, here to take your questions!
Hey there, reddit! My name is Raylene Yung, and I’ve been working in Engineering at Facebook since Feb ’09. I support the teams that work on product privacy at Facebook, which includes both product features like privacy settings and tools but also the underlying infrastructure that executes privacy rules.
I often get questions and suggestions from friends and family about Facebook privacy, so wanted to take this time to ask you what you think and hopefully give you some answers! A few other engineers / PMs from these teams will be popping in and out to answer questions with me as well.
I’ll be here from 3p to 5p PST to answer your questions, and we’ll come back with more answers if we can’t get to them now.
Note: Questions about how privacy interacts with the product will be the best — I don’t work directly on security / data storage or use so while I can try my best it’s not my area of expertise.
Edit Thank you all so much for the great questions / hope I was able to answer some of them for you! Signing off & thanks for all the compliments to the team :) Working on privacy keeps us young and good-looking!
Edit Special shoutout to /u/m_pim a.k.a. Mary Pimenova, pusheen-holder & Engineering Manager of the Privacy Product Infra team for her answers here! I'll also go through this a bit more later to answer some last questions if I can.