SHOCKING! Facebook Let Netflix and Spotify Access Users’ Private Messages

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The editors of The New York Times have published a new scandalous investigation about providing data from Facebook users to third-party companies. It turned out that at least several of them (for example, , Spotify, and the Royal Bank of Canada) even had access to personal messages.

Read the details on Nexter.org.

One more disappointment 

The journalists of The New York Times were provided with hundreds of documents created in 2017 by the internal tracking system of the company’s partnerships.

So, Facebook allowed the Microsoft Bing search engine to view the names of Facebook’s friends without his consent, Amazon also provided their contact information.

There are other shocking details: for example, the Russian company Yandex retained access to user data years after it was supposed to be disabled. In general, we are talking about more than 150 companies.

Most of them are tech companies, online retailers and entertainment, and media sites. The third parties had access to data from hundreds of millions of people every month. The oldest of them started gaining access to private data from 2010 until 2018.

After the publication of the article, Facebook stated that it “still has a lot of work to do to restore user confidence.” He also added that data sharing has its advantages – for example, the possibility of providing more personalized services on other sites. Well, thanks!

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Source: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters

“We know we’ve got work to do to regain people’s trust,”  Steve Satterfield, Facebook’s director of privacy and public policy said. “Protecting people’s information requires stronger teams, better technology, and clearer policies, and that’s where we’ve been focused for most of 2018.”

In October, Facebook stated it has learned that the hackers broke into more than 30 million user accounts, stealing the sensitive information(gender, names, email addresses, phone numbers, location check-ins) of around 14 million users. More than 400,000 people’s messages were revealed too.

Facebook reacted quickly and created a page that will tell you if your account was hacked. Using this special security page, New York Times reporter Mike Isaac posted on Twitter the kind of data that had been accessed in the breach.


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