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Five ways Facebook shared your data with large technology companies

For years, Facebook gave many large technology companies special access to users' information

Jennifer Valentino-DeVries | NYT 

Facebook for years gave major tech companies, including Yahoo and Netflix, greater access to people’s data than it disclosed, a New York Times investigation found. The partnerships helped Facebook draw new users, ramp up its advertising revenue and embed itself on sites across the web. This is how some of the key deals worked. Yahoo In 2011, when Yahoo and Facebook announced their partnership, social networking features were seen as crucial to attracting users to existing websites. In a news release that September, Yahoo announced that it was “putting people’s ...

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First Published: Thu, December 20 2018. 21:13 IST