In March, Facebook was forced on the defensive after it was revealed that a company that used its platform, Cambridge Analytica, had harvested data in unethical ways for political purposes. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it seems that the social networking giant has been involved in several similar data sharing scandals.
Late last month, he testified before European Union lawmakers and apologized for the way Facebook has been used to produce fake news, interfere in elections and gather people's personal information. A policy that was put in place after it was discovered that developers were using their apps to collect large amounts of data; in some occasions without the consent of the users themselves.
The New York Times is out with a report alleging that Facebook improperly let other companies have access to users' personal information-and even their friends' information.
Facebook has been hit with another data-sharing scandal, again over the access that it gives or gave third parties to the data not only of its users, but also of their friends.More news: Canada's PM blasts Trump over 'national security' tariffs
According to Archibong, 22 of the partnerships have already ended. Rep. David Cicilline, the ranking member of the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, tweeted that Zuckerberg lied to Congress about whether or not users had "complete control" over who has access to user data on his site.
Apple said it has stopped using the APIs and that it used them to allow users to post pictures and other information without having to open the Facebook app.
Device makers could then build their own software that incorporated Facebook functions.
"Over and over Facebook has proven itself unworthy of user's trust".
The Cambridge Analytica controversy, which first came to light in March, led to huge scrutiny for Facebook, numerous changes to its privacy practices, and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg appearing before lawmakers on Capitol Hill. It shouldn't have taken so many years and so many Facebook crises over lax data-sharing for the company to end outside companies' access to certain information, including a feature that allowed third parties to see what private events people had indicated on Facebook that they planned to attend. But what is likely surprising to many users is the extent of the information shared without their knowledge, including from friends of users.
Zuckerberg meets French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace after the "Tech for Good" summit in Paris. By repeatedly allowing a multitude of companies access to user data without knowing how it is being used, the company has proven time and time again it can not be trusted to take user privacy seriously.