After the publication of today's article in the New York Times detailing an investigation which revealed more than 270 pages of Facebook internal documents and interviews with More than 60 people, Facebook and Microsoft, share their views on how they were described.
The New York Times report in Dealbook in the Business section stated that:
data sharing was extensive (and involved Facebook partners such as Microsoft, Spotify and Netflix). Often, the users ignored it. Even Facebook was struggling to keep up.
Facebook defended himself in a blog post written by Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, its director of platforms and development programs, wrote: "In simple terms, this work was about helping people to do two things. First, users could access their Facebook accounts or Facebook-specific features on devices and platforms built by other companies such as Apple, Amazon, Blackberry and Yahoo. These are called integration partners.
Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, director of Facebook's platforms and development programs, wrote the explanation (Photo via his Facebook profile)
"Second, continued the post, people might have more problems. Social experiences – I enjoy seeing the recommendations of their Facebook friends – on other popular apps and websites, such as Netflix, the New York Times, Pandora and Spotify.
"To be clear: none of these partnerships or features allowed companies to access the information without people's permission, and they did not violate our 2012 agreement with the FTC."
Regarding Microsoft's involvement, a spokesman said: "All Throughout our engagement with Facebook, we have respected all the preferences of the user.
Microsoft also stated that Bing did not maintain profiles based on Facebook's data for advertising or personalization purposes and had taken significant technical steps – beyond Facebook's requirements – to avoid The company terminated its contract with Facebook in February 2016 and the data ceased to appear in the search results.
Why You Should Care About It Facebook has began to work closely with its partners almost ten years ago.In the beginning, the advantages of integration were considered as a favor of users However, in recent years, Facebook has experienced multiple gaffes to privacy which caused some significant deviations from the social network, including ] the famous journalist specialized in information technologies, Walt Mossberg . Nevertheless, NYT's report on Facebook's data transactions will not dominate advertisers say media buyers, at least in the short run