Personal Privacy

New Documents Show Facebook Revealed Far More Data To Third-Parties Than Previously Reported

The Infinite Brief
According to hundreds of pages of newly released documents, the scope of data provided by Facebook to third-party companies was much wider than previously reported.

Facebook allowed Microsoft’s Bing search engine to see the names of virtually all Facebook users’ friends without consent, the records show, and gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read Facebook users’ private messages.

The social network permitted Amazon to obtain users’ names and contact information through their friends, and it let Yahoo view streams of friends’ posts as recently as this summer.

Curated via The New York Times


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