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Facebook allowed phone makers to access users' data

2018-06-04 07:08 by


Аccording to a recent report in The New York Times, Facebook had data-sharing agreements with at least 60 device markers, many of which are still in effect.

Over the last 10 years, thоse partnerships gаve device makers, such as Apple, Amazon, Samsung, and Microsoft access to Facebook users' education history, relationship status, work, religion, political leaning and upcoming events.

But the practice, whose scope has not previously been reported, raise concerns about the company's privacy protections and compliance with a 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission.

Facebook officials denied the allegations:

"These partners signed agreements that prevented people's Facebook information from being used for any other purpose than to recreate Facebook-like experiences," Ime Archibong, Facebook's vice president of product partnerships, wrote in the blog post. "We are not aware of any abuse by these companies," he added, noting that Facebook has been "winding down access" to the software.

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