Jun 4, 2018

Facebook protests NYT's privacy breach claim

Facebook has rejected claims by the New York Times that its sharing of personal data with smartphone firms represented a breach of privacy pledges that it had made to its members and a US regulator. Facebook has responded with a blog headlined "Why we disagree with the New York Times". "These partners signed agreements that prevented people's Facebook information from being used for any other purpose than to recreate Facebook-like experiences." "Partners could not integrate the user's Facebook features with their devices without the user's permission. And our partnership and engineering teams approved the Facebook experiences these companies built." Apple has confirmed it is among those to have stopped using the APIs, and said that it had mainly employed them to let users post pictures and other information without first having to open the Facebook app.

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