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Facebook gave 61 companies access to otherwise blocked user data

In 2014, Facebook made stricter guidelines for third party apps. They announced that third party access to user data had been shut down, but according to recent documents Spotify gave sixty-one companies extended access. Snap, Panasonic, Oracle, AOL, Nissan, Nike, Spotify, UPS, Apple, Amazon, and the Chinese smartphone giant Huawei. A spokesperson for Facebook said that the “purpose of these partnerships was to build Facebook and Facebook features into the partners’ devices and other products.”

Full story at The Guardian.

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