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Facebook Gave User Data To 60 Companies Including Apple, Amazon, And Samsung
2018-06-04, 07:40 PM,
Facebook had data-sharing agreements with at least 60 device markers, many of which are still in effect, according to a report in The New York Times.

Apple, Amazon, Samsung, and Microsoft were all among the companies to have a data-sharing partnership with Facebook over the last 10 years, according to The Times. Without explicit consent, device makers were allowed to access data of users' friends, even after Facebook said it would not share such information.

A Facebook statement in response to the report denies that information belonging to friends of users was shared without permission.
The data sharing was reportedly an issue as early as 2012.

"This was flagged internally as a privacy issue," Sandy Parakilas, who then led Facebook's privacy compliance, told The Times. "It is shocking that this practice may still continue six years later, and it appears to contradict Facebook's testimony to Congress that all friend permissions were disabled."

The Times reported some device makers had access to user data such as relationship status, religion, political leaning and events. It also found the data of users' friends could be accessed, despite data sharing being turned off.

According to The Times most of these partnerships are still in effect, though some began to be wound down in April.

2018-06-04, 07:42 PM,
Nothing shocking... how else was FB going to make 30billion a quarter.
2018-06-04, 07:45 PM,
I don't understand why is anyone still using Facebook or any product :/
2018-06-04, 07:49 PM,
They are misleading people. Time to leave FB
2018-06-04, 07:56 PM,
If you're not paying for a product you Are the product.
2018-06-04, 08:17 PM,
Well how else are they supposed to make money when the product is free
2018-06-04, 08:20 PM,
I can’t believe anyone is surprised by this.
2018-06-04, 08:21 PM,
There is nothing wrong I would say, they are just making money with it!
2018-06-04, 08:41 PM,
I hope people will wake up and realize this is a serious issue
2018-06-06, 07:21 PM,
Well it is common since the service is free

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