Without a doubt, 2018 is not being the best year for Facebook, both for its security problems and the drop in users. And the news that we bring you today is not going to make this situation better, rather the opposite.
The New York Times unveiled a few hours ago, Facebook gave some of the “world’s largest technology companies deeper access to users’ personal data that we have yet known.”
Netflix and Spotify could read your private Facebook messages
The information pump with which the New York Times opened this morning indicates that these “offers” were intended to “benefit everyone”, generate greater growth of Facebook and give these companies access to new features to make their platforms more attractive.
“FACEBOOK WOULD HAVE MORE USERS, IMPROVING THEIR ADVERTISING REVENUES AND THE ASSOCIATED COMPANIES COULD MAKE THEIR PRODUCTS MORE ATTRACTIVE”
Also within this association in which your data would be shared there are several levels. On the one hand, there seems to be the association of Facebook with Amazon and with Yahoo, which would allow these two to obtain the names and contact information of your friends.
The maximum degree of this relationship was found in two other applications used globally: Netflix and Spotify. These companies Facebook gave them the ability to read the private messages of users.
Apple has denied having any kind of relationship with Facebook, ensuring that although Apple devices had access to contact numbers and calendar entries, the shared data was kept on the devices and was not available to anyone who was not the users themselves.
Back in June, Tim Cook emphatically denied Apple’s participation in any of these Facebook data exchanges, ensuring that data from Apple users are safe.