The Times late Tuesday reported that some 150 companies - including powerful partners like Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, and Spotify - could access detailed information about Facebook users, including messages and data about their friends.
It said this was so people could log in to services such as Spotify with their Facebook account and then send messages through the Spotify app.
Speaking of money, unfortunately for Facebook's investors, this PR nightmare is having a very real (negative) impact on the company's bottom line. Specifically, Facebook could acquire more users from its partners through third-party integrations adding new features to its product, and in return partners could access private Facebook data, eschewing Facebook's privacy rules and what it had promised users.
The personal information of Facebook's 2.2 billion users was unknowingly put to work for Microsoft's Bing search engine, for example, which could see the names of almost all Facebook user's friends without consent.
The partnerships allowed Facebook to grow, and other companies - from tech, to retail, to entertainment - could access certain data.
The social network said it shut down almost all of these partnerships over the past several months, except those with Apple and Amazon, which people continue to find useful and which are covered by active contracts.
Microsoft said it took steps to ensure that Facebook data wasn't used to create profiles for advertising or personalization purposes.
However, a Royal Bank of Canada spokesman denied having any such access which allowed it to read or delete users' private messages. Some, the Times notes, were still in effect this year.
Steve Satterfield, director of privacy and public policy at Facebook, said in a statement to The Post that the partnerships do not violate their users' privacy.
"At no time did we access people's private messages on Facebook or ask for the ability to do so", Netflix said in an emailed statement.
More troubling to observers, however, was any sense that Facebook gave third parties deep access to user data without properly informing users and gaining permission.
The NYT report also sheds light on how Facebook shared data with over 60 manufacturers of mobile devices, with Apple being one of the most notable examples. Facebook has been battered in the markets this year as the data privacy scandal unfolded. Facebook has said there is no evidence that data was used or misused, but such assurances aren't worth much in the current climate.
The FBI obtained a warrant for the raid after a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Davis said Cohen "never" asked for a presidential pardon and has gone through a "genuine transformation".
Border Patrol agents detain a group of Central American asylum seekers near the U.S. -Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, on June 12. The port of entry was closed at the time of the crossing and the migrants entered the USA illegally, officials stated.
Jose Mourinho's sudden yet inevitable sacking as Manchester United manager has brought to an end a rather special era in England. Speaking after the clash, the Nigerian said: "I guess we weren't concentrating throughout the 90 minutes.
TIME began the annual tradition back in 1927 with the Man of the Year honor, which was changed to Person of the Year in 1999. The stock market trembled. "Trump has tested the system and exposed its weaknesses, but also revealed its strength".
Valencia secured a place in the last 32 of the Europa League by finishing third in the group - and it was mainly thanks to Jones. United pulled one back through Marcus Rashford late one but could not find any further goals before time expired.
Between bad weather, mechanical troubles and adjustments, and ensuring that its safety pilots are not put in unnecessary danger. The spaceship will also be used for research: NASA had a science experiment on the test flight. "Space is not cheap", he said.
Also, Trump said he would intervene in a case against a top executive at Huawei Technologies if it would help secure a trade deal. The German company BMW AG also exports its sports utility vehicles to China from the U.S. , and it saw its shares go up by 1.8%.
Manchester United's most expensive player posted a cryptic message online about Jose Mourinho's firing - then swiftly deleted it. The controversy was an appropriately rancorous end to the World Cup winner's stormy relationship with Mourinho.
Ministers will be told that a no-deal Brexit will now be considered a "default" option if Parliament is unable to sign off a deal. The government must agree to the non-binding vote and even if successful it would not automatically trigger May's downfall.
As of now, the banned models can still be purchased normally from Apple's official website, Jingdong and other channels. Apple said on Monday it had filed a request for reconsideration with the court, the first step in appealing the ban.
Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias
Both reports show that misinformation on Facebook's Instagram may have had broader reach than the interference on Facebook itself. The study says that there were 187 million engagements with users on Instagram, while there were 77 million on Facebook.
Australia need 5 wickets to win
Indian seamer Mohammad Shami, having nabbed 6-56 in Australia's second innings, didn't mince his words when addressing the issue. Though he went with four quick bowlers only to see Lyon do much damage he said playing a spinner had never crossed his mind.
Google to invest $1 billion in New York City campus
Earlier this year in March , Google purchased the Manhattan Chelsea Market for $2.4 billion and also leased space on Pier 57. As we reported last week, Amazon is planning on building a headquarters in New York City as well.