Facebook has an association with no less than 60 big smartphones companies including Apple, Samsung, Amazon, BlackBerry, and Microsoft, the internet has been offering individuals’ close to home data to the device makers. As indicated by a story in the New York Times on Sunday, this has been continuing for more than ten years. Facebook made deals with Apple, Samsung & other Tech giants to get access of Personal Data.
The daily paper says that the data sharing was begun so the device manufacturers could access them a large number of Facebook’s most well-known highlights to be found on the mobile version of the social network.
In 2011, Facebook made a contract with FDC and they prevented the company from sharing a user personal data without their consent. Facebook is already allowing the device members to access the personal information of users’ friends without permission, possibly breaking the consent. New York Time said that they have found that the makers are able to access data from members or those friends who even have blocked Facebook from using data.
Facebook made deals with Apple, Samsung & other Tech giants
A Facebook Vice President, Ime Archibong said that the partnerships with device makers are there just to help them provide users of their products with “versions of the Facebook experience.” Those users who joined Facebook allow the access to “relationship status, religion, political leaning, upcoming events and other data.”
Let’s take an example that how Facebook steal data, A reporter from New York time said once that I logged in to Facebook App with the Hub app. He got the access to obtain information about 556 of his friends. The data includes their political engagement, the religion they pray, relationship and all the upcoming events.
“You might think that Facebook or the device manufacturer is trustworthy. But the problem is that as more and more data is collected on the device — and if it can be accessed by apps on the device — it creates serious privacy and security risks.”-Serge Egelman, a privacy researcher, University of California, Berkeley.