Facebook har svarat och kommenterat New York Times uppgifter och Facebook avfärdar påståenden om att teknikjättar skulle ha fått ta del av privat information.
To put it simply, this work was about helping people do two things. First, people could access their Facebook accounts or specific Facebook features on devices and platforms built by other companies like Apple, Amazon, Blackberry and Yahoo. These are known as integration partners. Second, people could have more social experiences – like seeing recommendations from their Facebook friends – on other popular apps and websites, like Netflix, The New York Times, Pandora and Spotify.
To be clear: none of these partnerships or features gave companies access to information without people’s permission, nor did they violate our 2012 settlement with the FTC.
Facebook skriver vidare att merparten av de här funktionerna, som New York Times hön visar till, nu ärt bortplockade eller inaktiva.
But most of these features are now gone. We shut down instant personalization, which powered Bing’s features, in 2014 and we wound down our partnerships with device and platform companies months ago, following an announcement in April. Still, we recognize that we’ve needed tighter management over how partners and developers can access information using our APIs. We’re already in the process of reviewing all our APIs and the partners who can access them.
Vidare så hävdar Facebook också att för att deras partners skulle ha kunnat få tillgång till data så måste du som användare ha givit tillstånd det – att informationen samlades in.
Our integration partners had to get authorization from people. You would have had to sign in with your Facebook account to use the integration offered by Apple, Amazon or another integration partner.
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