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Data scandal : in Trouble again with Facebook

Facebook does not come out of the negative headlines. According to a report in the "New York Times" gave the network companies such as Microsoft, Netflix, or Spotify's extensive access to user data, without that this would have knew about it or consented to it. The information is based on internal documentation and interviews with Facebook employees.
According to the report, for example, had Microsoft's Bing search engine access to the names of Facebook friends of a user, and the streaming services Netflix and Spotify on the private messages. Facebook explains that it was merely a function of Spotify users, who have linked the music streaming service with your Facebook Account, could recommend to your friends songs.
From the report of the "New York Times" however, in many cases, not exactly, whether and in what Form the companies have used the data.
Apple has been given the opportunity to hide from Facebook users that devices ask for data. Representatives of Apple and other companies said they had not been aware that they had appropriate access.

company data has been used to possible friends to propose

According to the report, has also received Facebook data with partner companies such as Amazon, Yahoo, or the Chinese Smartphone vendor Huawei, for example, contact lists. This information is used by Facebook, possible friends or "people You may know" suggest.
Facebook defended himself and stressed that the interfaces have been designed to provide users with the contact to your Facebook-friends on the other platforms. At the same time, Facebook confirmed that the interfaces were still 2017 is available, although access to the data is actually set in 2014. That shouldn't have happened, admitted by the competent Manager Konstantinos Papa Miltiadis.
The opinion of Facebook blade "hollow", said the digital policy spokesman for the SPD parliamentary group, Jens Zimmermann. "It confirms our guess that all of what we know so far about the data scandal, in the case of Facebook, is only the tip of the iceberg." Zimmermann called for a quick Action: "It had all of the facts on the table: Who and when, and what access to what data?" He announced, to put the issue at the beginning of 2019, once again on the agenda of the digital Committee. "Facebook needs to publicly be available to answer questions."

black year for Facebook


The new allegations are a further highlight are in a black year for Facebook. In March, the group was sliding into its worst crisis with the scandal of the Cambridge Analytica. It was known that the British data analysis company, and worked in the US election in 2016, also for the future President Donald Trump, had made years ago, unauthorized access to data of millions of users.
actually, accustomed to success, CEO Mark Zuckerberg had to apologize again and again. Not only for the scandal to Cambridge Analytica, but also more generally for the failure in the fight against Propaganda and abuse, and for smear campaigns against critics.
suffer in the Meantime, after the crises in Europe, Facebook has lost in two quarters in a row, each of a million users. And the policy Calls for a separation from services such as Instagram and WhatsApp louder. It is the success of Zuckerberg, the world's largest Online network in 2019 and again in the calmer water? With the recent allegations that did not become easier. with dpa

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