Time For Answers And Responsibility: As FB Raised A Privacy Wall, It Carved An Opening For Tech Giants

According to NYT, for years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has disclosed, effectively exempting those business partners from its usual privacy rules, according to internal records and interviews. The special arrangements are detailed in hundreds of pages of Facebook documents obtained by The New York Times. The records, generated in 2017 by the company’s internal system for tracking partnerships, provide the most complete picture yet of the social network’s data-sharing practices. They also underscore how personal data has become the most prized commodity of the digital age, traded on a vast scale by some of the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley and beyond. The exchange was intended to benefit everyone. Pushing for explosive growth, Facebook got more users, lifting its advertising revenue. Partner companies acquired features to make their products more attractive. Facebook users connected with friends across different devices and websites. But Facebook also assumed extraordinary power over the personal information of its 2.2 billion users — control it has wielded with little transparency or outside oversight. 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, despite public statements that it had stopped that type of sharing years earlier.

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Big brother. They care about where you are, who you communicate with, who your friends and relatives are and all of their personal details, also, all of your phone contact data, pictures and videos, text messages, access to your web data, hell maybe some passwords...

 

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Information is power. What I mind is how is that info interpreted (meaning assignment) without my involvement then used to compete against me or manipulate my mental world. So, really bad, dangerous and of course it's a criminal offense

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5 minutes ago, damirUSBiH said:

Big brother. They care about where you are, who you communicate with, who your friends and relatives are and all of their personal details, also, all of your phone contact data, pictures and videos, text messages, access to your web data, hell maybe some passwords...

 

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Just delete your Facebook account already. Trust me, after a week you won’t miss it.

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FB needs to be shut down. Before of that, must be punished, prosecuted...  Personal Data mining needs to be made illegal.

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They didnt share my data, I dumped that  platform long ago...  And, Zuckerberg is a liar and need to give many answers...

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