Another Facebook privacy scandal


This video from the USA says about itself:

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says ‘you’re the product with Facebook and Google

9 April 2018

The tech giant tells us why he and some good friends are leaving Facebook.

From the New York Times in the USA:

Access to Data on Users and Friends

The company formed data-sharing partnerships with Apple, Samsung and dozens of other device makers, raising new concerns about its privacy protections.

By GABRIEL J.X. DANCE, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MICHAEL LaFORGIA

JUNE 3, 2018

As Facebook sought to become the world’s dominant social media service, it struck agreements allowing phone and other device makers access to vast amounts of its users’ personal information.

Facebook has reached data-sharing partnerships with at least 60 device makers — including Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft and Samsung — over the last decade, starting before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones, company officials said. The deals allowed Facebook to expand its reach and let device makers offer customers popular features of the social network, such as messaging, “like” buttons and address books.

But the partnerships, 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 allowed the device companies access to the data of users’ friends without their explicit consent, even after declaring that it would no longer share such information with outsiders. Some device makers could retrieve personal information even from users’ friends who believed they had barred any sharing, The New York Times found.

11 thoughts on “Another Facebook privacy scandal

    • I have never been on Facebook. Many people are now getting rid of it. Many others hesitate as they have built up many contacts meanwhile.

      Maybe expropriate Facebook?

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