Facebook agreed to the transfer of data from a number of firms that publish ads on the social network.
The company Facebook has provided a number of firms access to the data of its users, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing court documents, representatives of social networks and other sources.
According to this information in the framework of agreements known in a narrow circle of persons as “white lists”, a number of companies have received information about those who were in the contact list of users of the social network – in particular, phone numbers, and also data on the degree of “friendly relations”.
Among the companies with which Facebook has agreed to transfer data, Royal Bank of Canada and Nissan Motor, explain the sources of The Wall Street Journal, noting that these firms either publish ads in social media or were useful in other ways. Representatives of Facebook, in turn, said that he agreed with a small number of companies, and their main goal is improving interaction with the user, the testing of new features.
Earlier, the head of the company Facebook Inc. Mark Zuckerberg, speaking before the U.S. Congress, spoke about the decision to prohibit application developers access to user information by may 2015, like The Wall Street Journal, noting that later it became known about prolongation of this term for some firms.
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