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New big disclosure: Facebook lied when they promised you the privacy

Can you remember when Mark Zuckerberg earlier in the year assured the us congress that the users on Facebook have full control over their data? That you can even turn off the access from 3. parties from the, if you want it?

Already at that time, was the statement received with a great deal of skepticism. And with quite good reason, it turns out now.

For Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook lied to both their users and the politicians right up in his face, the New York Times today reveal.

Facebook has likely also lied to the american authorities, when the company already in 2011, promised that you would only share user data with their clear permission.


the Newspaper has got their hands on hundreds of internal documents from the Facebook and spoken with up to 50 internal sources, describing how the social networks with one hand closed the access of numerous small firms, who would like to have access to user data.

But with the other hand opened up for deep private data, then Microsoft, Netflix, Spotify and about 150 other big firms could be allowed to read in users 'private messages, see their friends' addresses, names, and utilize numerous other data.

Facebook has thus sold hundreds of millions of private data to these great partners each and every month in the period from 2010 to this year, writes the newspaper on.

Technology - 27. nov. 2018 - at. 23:33 Facebook were warned against the potentially datalæk in 2014


the Idea of cooperation was, of course, money. There is plenty of money to let other techgiganterne use the data, as they can make money on, as Facebook so can make money on.

by Contrast, there is apparently very little money to speak the truth and be honest about who you are, shows today's revelations from the New York Times.

Facebook rejects to the newspaper that the company has run from 2011-the agreement with the authorities that users must give permission for their data to be shared.

It is just not Facebook, but companies, as the data is shared with, who has responsibility for, in fact, there is given a permission, underlines the company's spokesman.

In other words, counting on Facebook today that the companies have mastered.

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5 points from the unveiling

Here are the five key points from the unveiling of Facebook's duplicity:

Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg often tells that the user data is not sold. But it is cynical pr talk, of course, your data is sold. It just doesn't happen directly by sending raw data to other companies, but by making the tools which the companies can then use to exploit your private data.

You would think that the scandal of the Cambridge Analytica is the largest that has hit Facebook. But this case is actually much worse - for now, there is evidence that Facebook intentionally and with wide open eyes has shared many more data than the Cambridge Analytica ever got.

The data, which is more than 150 large companies had access to, users have not given permission to be shared. Data has often been sucked out of Facebook's systems through a backdoor and not through an app, as the users themselves have approved and are using.

In his eagerness to make agreements with several large partner firms has Facebook really lost track and today know not exactly how many and what kind of data ended up where.

Where was the us authorities? Have they even taken any control of the Facebook in the year, where the company grew to become the world's largest owner of private data? Apparently they have snorksovet in an hour.

Source: New York Times

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