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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Facebook Gave More Than 150 Companies, Including Microsoft, Netflix, Spotify, Amazon and Yahoo, Unprecedented Access to Users’ Personal Data

The New York Times obtained hundreds of pages of Facebook documents which were generated in 2017 that show that the social network considered these companies business partners and effectively exempted them from its privacy rules.

Yes, Facebook gladly gave away a lot of your personal data to some of the biggest privacy violators in the world. In fact, Facebook even allowed Microsoft’s search engine Bing to see the names of nearly all users’ friends without their consent, according to a report. Facebook also allowed Spotify, Netflix, and the Royal Bank of Canada to read, write, and delete users’ private messages, and see participants on a thread.

Do you wonder why thousands of Facebook users are abandoning the online service?

Details can be found in an article by Pranav Dixit and Brianna Sacks in the BuzzFeed web site at: http://bit.ly/2QHwrGw.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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