As we know Facebook is one of the biggest technology company in the world used by millions across the globe. According to a report, an internal document has been spotted which describes the partnerships of Facebook with companies like Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Spotify, and Netflix. The interview with 50 former employees of Facebook and its corporate partners along with the document reveals that Facebooks allowed few companies to access data of the users even after all the protections.
Furthermore, the questions were raised if Facebook breached 2011 consent agreement with the Federal Trade Commission which barred Facebook from sharing its user’s data without any permission. According to the documents, the deal has benefited more than 150 companies in which the majority of them are from tech business. The list also includes online retailers, automakers, media organizations, and entertainment websites.
According to the deal, which is dated 2010, data of millions of people every month has been leaked and out of which few deals lasted till 2017 and few are still in effect. Facebook has given Spotify, Microsoft, Netflix, and few others the ability to read the private messages of the users while Amazon was given the access of the user’s names and contacts. Moreover, Netflix and Spotify have clarified that they were not aware of this access.
On the other hand, the social network has allowed Microsoft’s search engine Bing to see the names of all the Facebook users without the concern of the users. Another type of partnership called as integrations by Facebook refers to build custom apps for OEMs like Blackberry as they are integrated with the operating system of the phone and does require a board exchange of data with OEMs.
In response to the report, Facebook has acknowledged it has more work to do to regain users trust and also highlighted some benefits of sharing data that includes the ability to create more personalized experiences on other site and services. Well, after the biggest data breach in Facebook’s history a couple of months earlier, there are still many around who trust Facebook. Are you still using your Facebook account? Share your views by commenting in the section below and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more similar news and updates.