Facebook Data Deals Extend to Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix

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If you shared data with Facebook over the past few years, there’s a high chance Facebook handed it to Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify, or any of the other 150 companies that benefited from extensive data-sharing deals with the social media giant, The New York Times reports.

Internal Facebook records provide a more detailed look at data-sharing practices intended to help Facebook and its partners at the expense of users’ privacy. For example, Facebook let Microsoft’s Bing search engine view the names of “virtually all Facebook users’ friends without consent,” the report states. Netflix and Spotify could read account holders’ private messages.

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