Date: 7 months ago   Category: Web

You - a product. As FB earns from personal data


The social network transfers access to data of users to the third-party companies and does not report about it to them, NYT reports. The American New York Times newspaper made investigation and found out that the social network Facebook transfers access to data of users and does not report about it to them. In the order the edition there were internal documents of the company in which it is said that Facebook transferred information to more than 150 companies thanks to what advertizing revenue was increased. The correspondent.net tells details. Users of Facebook are a product to Users provide free search engines, accounts in social networks and smartphones applications, and the companies collect data to use for advertizing sale. The New York Times writes what made investigation on the basis of internal documents of Facebook and an interview approximately with fifty ex-employees and partners of the company. The newspaper draws a conclusion that the market of these data is even more, than many consumers suspected. Google is the evil? The head of the company reported in the Congress "And the Central Player Is Here Facebook Which Collects More Information on People, than Any Other Private Corporation for All History", - notes the edition. NYT reminds that the head of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, speaking at hearings in the U. S. Congress in April concerning charges of confidentiality violations, assured that these 2.2 billion users of social network are on sale to nobody and will always be reliably stored in the company. "Facebook and the truth did not sell data, but since 2010 concluded in about tens of the companies of Silicon Valley bargains about providing access to information", - the newspaper writes. Agreements within which there was a data exchange allowed users of Facebook to find, for example, friends on different services, to share references or songs or to come into the accounts from phones. As writes the New York Times, thanks to these partnership the social network grew and increased advertizing revenue, and partners increased appeal of the products. Among partners of FB there are such giants as Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Yahoo, Netflix, Spotify, Huawei and other producers of smartphones, the automobile and media companies (including the New York Times) which got access to the e-mail addresses and phone numbers without permission or the consent of users. Robot or рептилоид? Social networks about Zuckerberg in the Senate the social network used data from partners including for selection of people who to users are suggested to be added as a friend. The third-party companies acted as expansion of Facebook therefore in the company insist that any information which the user gave friends on social network can be transferred to the partner companies without separate consent. However the company definitely did not trace how data of its users arrived to other persons, the newspaper notes. In 2011 Facebook signed with the Federal trade commission of the USA Contracts on consent according to which, the company has to improve konfidentsa guarantees

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