Recode, the media company that has been around since 1998, has come under fire for what some are calling a lack of transparency regarding the way the company plans to operate.
Recode said Monday that it would be “a very, very long time” before the company releases more information on how it will handle user data.
“We’re going to release it when we feel we’re ready to, and we’re not going to wait to release the details until we’re fully comfortable,” CEO David Marcus said in a statement.
Marcus did not give an exact timeline for the release.
Some observers have criticized the move.
“What you’re seeing right now is the same thing that happened with Dropbox and Facebook: They don’t want people to know how they are running their business,” Jeff Jarvis, a technology analyst at market research firm eMarketer, told Business Insider.
“They don’t tell you how they’re building it.
It’s very difficult for them to be transparent about it.
The only way you’re going for that is to release your product.”