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AP FACT CHECK: Facebook defines 'permission' loosely

 

December 20, 2018



Facebook gave companies such as Apple, Amazon and Yahoo extensive access to users' personal data, effectively exempting them from the company's usual privacy rules, according to a New York Times report .

Facebook enabled partners to offer services that tap into Facebook accounts and features. For example, Spotify was able to offer a feature that lets a user share song lists with his or her Facebook friends. But to do that, Facebook had to give Spotify the user's list of Facebook friends.

Facebook says it didn't violate its users' privacy in doing any of this. But Facebook has a history of p...



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