Netflix, Spotify and many companies involved in a serious case! Facebook exceeds itself, again.
After Cambridge Analytica one can expect anything from Facebook. The New York Times report had access to a series of documents and showed that Facebook marketed access to almost everything you have done on stage: yes, even your conversations.
For years, some of the world's largest technology companies have access to personal personal data, excluding them from their normal privacy rules, as they are "business partners".
According to the media-agreed documents, Facebook identified more users to increase its publicity, reaching up to 2.2 billion people. In this framework, the associated companies have features to make their products more attractive. To what extent?
The entries show that the Microsoft Bing search engine can see the names of almost all Facebook friend friends without permission. Similarly, Netflix and Spotify gave the ability to read private users' messages.
Facebook also allowed Spotify, Netflix and the Royal Bank of Canada to read, write and delete private messages from users and see everyone who is participating. It seems that these privileges go beyond what companies need to integrate Facebook to their systems.
On the other hand, Sony, Amazon and others could have user email addresses through their friends. And so, etc. long. Overall, the proposals described in the documents has benefited from more than 150 companies, most of which are technology businesses.
Roger McNamee, one of the first investors in Facebook, was interviewed by the local media and said the following:
"I do not believe that it is lawful to take part in data exchange associations where the user has no prior informed consent, no-one should trust Facebook until they change their business model."
The report also notes that questions were created about whether Facebook broke agreement agreements (dating from 2011) with the Federal Trade Commission, which banned the social network from sharing user data with no explicit permission.