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Facebook responds to claims that it shared users private messages

December 19, 2018

Via: Techradar
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Following the news that Facebook has been embroiled in yet another privacy scandal, the company has released a blog post entitled ‘Let’s Clear Up a Few Things About Facebook’s Partners’.

An investigation by the New York Times revealed Netflix, Spotify, and the Royal Bank of Canada as companies that Facebook granted access to its users’ private messages, while other companies like Amazon, Sony, and Microsoft, were given access to information on users’ Facebook friends.

In its statement, Facebook admitted that it gave third-parties access to private messages, saying: “To be clear: none of these partnerships or features gave companies access to information without people’s permission, nor did they violate our 2012 settlement with the FTC.”

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