Facebook continues to share user data

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Facebook on iphoneDespite agreeing in 2015 not to share users’ personal information with third parties, it now appears that Facebook made a few exceptions to this pledge – sixty-one, in fact.

During the Congressional grilling of Mark Zuckerberg in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica furore, it emerged that the social network was continuing to feed user data to a number of tech companies – including Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Sony, Samsung and BlackBerry, plus Huawei and Alibaba in China.

While Facebook has now discontinued this arrangement with most of its partners – or soon will – three recipients will continue to receive data until their contracts expire. As well as playing a part in the election of Donald Trump, Facebook has also recently been instrumental in giving hackers access to over 100 million users through its app platform.

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