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Give other companies access to your private messages Really was not a big deal

Image: Sean Gallup (Getty) After rounding the year with another bombshell report from the New York Times about Facebook's abuse of user data, the coated social media company now retains claims that it allowed partners to see Facebook users private messages. The reputation of malware in the wake of a report that once again questioned the company's handling of user data, Facebook's VP for Product Partnership Ime Archibong wrote in a blog post on Wednesday that although social media giants have been "charged with revealing people's private messages to partners without their knowledge ", it is" not true ". People could tell their friends what they listened to on Spotify or watch Netflix, share folders on Dropbox, or get receipts from money transfers via the Royal Bank of Canada app. These experiences were publicly discussed. And they were clear to users and only available when people logged in to these services with Facebook. But they were experimental and have now been shut down for almost three years. … Because you write a message to a Facebook friend from Spotify, for example, we needed to give Spotify "write access". In order for you to read messages back, we needed Spotify to have "read access". "Remove Access" means that if you deleted a message from Spotify, it would also remove from Facebook. The response follows the Time Report that shows that the company allows Spotify, Netflix, and Royal Bank of Canada to read, write and delete users' private messages, and to see…

Image: Sean Gallup (Getty)

After rounding the year with another bombshell report from the New York Times about Facebook’s abuse of user data, the coated social media company now retains claims that it allowed partners to see Facebook users private messages.

The reputation of malware in the wake of a report that once again questioned the company’s handling of user data, Facebook’s VP for Product Partnership Ime Archibong wrote in a blog post on Wednesday that although social media giants have been “charged with revealing people’s private messages to partners without their knowledge “, it is” not true “.

People could tell their friends what they listened to on Spotify or watch Netflix, share folders on Dropbox, or get receipts from money transfers via the Royal Bank of Canada app. These experiences were publicly discussed. And they were clear to users and only available when people logged in to these services with Facebook. But they were experimental and have now been shut down for almost three years.

… Because you write a message to a Facebook friend from Spotify, for example, we needed to give Spotify “write access”. In order for you to read messages back, we needed Spotify to have “read access”. “Remove Access” means that if you deleted a message from Spotify, it would also remove from Facebook.

The response follows the Time Report that shows that the company allows Spotify, Netflix, and Royal Bank of Canada to read, write and delete users’ private messages, and to see all participants in a thread right that seemed to go beyond what companies needed to integrate Facebook into their systems . “

Facebook now appears to be the defense to show users private messages not prioritized for companies … with access to user messages.

” No third party read your private messages or wrote messages to your friends without your permission, “said Archibong . “Many news tells us that we sent private messages to partners, which is incorrect.”

Archibong’s blog follows a separate limp response to the Times report, shared on Facebook’s blog yesterday, where Director of Development Platforms and Program Konstantinos Papamiltiadis tried to put down brand partnerships by rejecting blame and writing that “people had to log in to Facebook first to use a partner’s message function.”

There are about two weeks left in 2018. Indeed, Facebook’s ongoing PR nightmares “I’m not getting worse. Right?

[Facebook, New York Times]
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