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Facebook Let Some Companies Exploit Users Data, UK Email Dump Alleges

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Facebook gave some companies preferential access to user data - including invites to friends in users' networks - without clearly getting permission, according to excerpts from emails released by the U.K. Parliament Wednesday. The social media giant and its founder Mark Zuckerberg also mulled ways to charge outside companies for user data, the email excerpts show.
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UK Documents Suggest Facebook Traded User Privacy For Growth

UK Documents Suggest Facebook Traded User Privacy For Growth

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The newly public documents provide a rare window into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's thoughts on how to expand his social media juggernaut.
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Report: Facebook Gave Certain Companies Special Access to User Data

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A British parliamentary committee released more than 200 pages of emails and internal documents Wednesday that reportedly show that Facebook gave special access to user data to select companies like Netflix, Airbnb, and Lyft.
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Internal emails show Mark Zuckerberg saying what's good for the world is not necessarily what's good for Facebook

Internal emails show Mark Zuckerberg saying what's good for the world is not necessarily what's good for Facebook

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What's good for the world isn't the same as what's good for Facebook , CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a leaked email.
The British Parliament released a trove of confidential internal emails from the social networking giant on Wednesday.
The documents provide an unprecedented window into Facebook's ruthless approach to growth.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once privately made a stark admission: What's good for the world isn't necessarily what's good for Facebook.
On Wednesday, the UK Parliament released a trove of confidential internal Facebook emails it seized from an app developer who had...
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Internal documents imply Facebook ‘whitelisted' apps for more data access

Internal documents imply Facebook ‘whitelisted' apps for more data access

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The U.K. Parliament released documents this morning from a lawsuit Six4Three has filed against Facebook, showing how it dealt with third-party apps.
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Facebook exposed: Docs dumped by UK show FB whitelisted user data collection for cherry-picked firms

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Internal Facebook documents, previously seized by Britain, confirm that the tech giant made a habit of sharing user data with other firms without user consent and tried to avoid bad publicity by obfuscating its data vacuuming.
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Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Users' Data, Documents Show

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A trove of secret internal Facebook documents were released by a British parliamentary committee as part of an investigation into misinformation and user data.
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Internal Facebook emails show the company discussed charging for access to user data

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The documents are under seal in a California Court, where mobile app developer Six4Three is suing Facebook, but Collins seized the documents from the founder of Six4Three while he was visiting the UK last month.
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Lawmakers Say Facebook Struck Deals Over Personal Data

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Internal emails at Facebook Inc., including those involving Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, were published online by a committee of U.K. lawmakers investigating social media's role in the spread of fake news.
The documents, which had been sealed by a California court, led lawmakers to conclude that Facebook undertook deals with third party apps that continued to allow access to personal data.
Damian Collins, head of the committee, added that Facebook shut off access to data required by competing apps, conducted global surveys of the usage of mobile apps by customers possibly...
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UK releases Facebook emails about data privacy

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The British Parliament has released some 250 pages worth of documents that show Facebook considered charging developers for data access. Parliament's media committee seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer...
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