First reported by Nytimes.com
- Facebook’s headaches continued on Wednesday as UK lawmakers released documents showing that the social media giant was offered ‘special’ access to user data to preferred advertisers.
- Some of those companies include Lyft, Netflix, and Airbnb, who reportedly were allowed to access users’ friend lists and other data.
- Facebook responded to the report by claiming the documents show “only part of the story”.
- Have the recent Facebook scandals made you change the way you share data online?
- Or are you still using Facebook just like before?
Documents show that Facebook discusses agreements with companies such as Airbnb, Netflix and Lyft to share user data.
LONDONâEmails and other internal Facebook documents released by the British Parliamentary Committee on Wednesday show how the social media giant gave special access to user data to favorite companies such as Airbnb, Lyft and Netflix.
The documents illuminate Facebook’s internal operations from around 2012 to 2015, during an explosive period of growth, as the company navigated how to manage the data mountains it accumulated for users.
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Mounting evidence Facebook acted chaotically, recklessly, & lawlessly by granting access to private consumer data for financial gain. These new documents show clearly that Facebook failed to heed their consent decree agreement & basic standards of privacy. https://t.co/nU1BP2MTgo
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) December 5, 2018
Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Users’ Data, Documents Show via @NYTimes
How Long Are We going to Let Zuckerberg Get away With This…
“Aw Shucks,Im Just a Kid”
— Cher (@cher) December 5, 2018
— Paul Johnson (@paul__johnson) December 5, 2018
UK Documents Suggest Facebook Traded User Privacy For Growth https://t.co/qLFznmYrSJ
— Damian Collins (@DamianCollins) December 5, 2018