Facebook Reveals Its Data-Sharing VIPs

The Facebook Company reveals its data-sharing VIPs

Facebook is one of the most used social sites in 2018. Facebook was first launched in 2004, and now it has successfully become one of the most used places all over the world. But lately, Facebook was having issues questioning its security. Facebook has now revealed its data-sharing VIPs which will be listed below.

Facebook has revealed which businesses it gave exclusive rights to access user’s data after it had shut others out. It listed the companies as part of a lengthy response to US politicians’ question about their practices, which is published at the end of last week.

Facebook said that 61 companies had been given temporary exemption to a block on apps accessing details about user’s friends. And also added further 52 authorized who taps data to “recreate the Facebook-like experience.”

The social networking site had to face a lot of criticism last month from US lawmakers after t emerged several Chinese companies- including Huawei- had been included in the latter list, even though Facebook had not sought explicit consent from users to do so.

Mark Zuckerberg’s company has been under pressure to disclose more details about the data-sharing habits in light of the Cambridge Analysis Scandal, which involved a UK-based politician consultancy obtaining personal information about Facebook users in breach of the platform’s rules. The Wall Street Journal first published the details of the latest version revelations on Sunday.


Facebook initially allowed third-party apps to access wide-ranging data about the friends of users who had signed up.

But following a critical review of the practice by the Irish data protection commissioner, it announced that access would be blocked from 30 April 2015.

It has now disclosed that a San Francisco-based company specializing in software for visually impaired users – called Serotek – was given an extra eight months access.

Also, it said, 60 other companies had been given shorter extensions to the deadline.

They included:

  • the dating service Hinge
  • Russian internet giant Mail.ru
  • sportswear firm Nike
  • car manufacturer Nissan
  • casino-type game developer Playtika
  • music streaming service Spotify
  • courier company UPS

ApprovalCompanies on this list that had not previously been named but no longer have such extensive access include:

  • Dell
  • Huawei
  • Kodak
  • LG
  • O2
  • Orange
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Warner Bros

Also, Facebook said that it continued to provide access to its data to 14 companies. Among those that had not earlier been identified are:

  • Alibaba
  • Nokia
  • Vodafone
  • Yahoo
  • Zing Mobile

Facebook said its partnerships and engineering teams had reviewed and approved all the data-sharing agreements and had found no evidence of abuse.


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