Facebook acknowledged the information was given to a “small number” of companies including RBC Capital Markets and Nissan Motor Co, advertisers and other business partners.
Facebook Messenger sends “You Are Now Connected on Messenger” alert every time the user makes a new friend on Facebook and has the Messenger app installed on their device.
Lawmakers in the US and elsewhere are increasingly scrutinizing big tech companies, particularly over how they collect reams of personal data from their users and what they do with it.
If users did not notice the new default suggestion, they unwittingly sent their post to a broader audience than they had intended.
Facebook is already under fire for the data breach incident involving UK-based data analytics and political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.
It has emerged that Facebook struck deals to allow over 60 smartphone makers ‘deep access’ to data on users and their friends, sometimes without their consent. How does it affect you, and what happens now?
“The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology has sought an explanation from Facebook seeking a detailed factual report on the issue,” an official statement said.
Facebook says Kogan harvested it by creating an app on the platform that was downloaded by 270,000 people, providing access not only to their own but also their friends’ personal data.
Facebook confirmed that it had partnered with at least four Chinese companies to let them access some users data.
Facebook’s Lip Sync Live will let users lip sync to hits like “Welcome to The Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses, “Havana” by Camila Cabello, and more.
WhatsApp co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton left Facebook over increasing disagreements with Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, reveals a report.
Chinese telecommunications companies have come under scrutiny from US intelligence officials who argue they provide an opportunity for foreign espionage and threaten critical US infrastructure, something the Chinese have consistently denied.
The social media company is already under fire for the data breach incident involving UK-based data analytics and political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.
Precisely when the social media leader needed to reassure users, it has laid itself open to charge of misleading lawmakers
Zero data: Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that the company never got any data from Facebook in light of the recent reports