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Facebook's deals with tech firms under scanner for sharing user data: NYT

Facebook earlier reportedly admitted that it had shared users' data with embattled Chinese company Huawei along with three other China-based smartphone makers Lenovo, OPPO and TCL

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is facing criminal in the US for the data deals it had entered into with makers and other technology giants, Times reported.

A grand jury in has subpoenaed records from at least two makers that had entered into partnerships with the giant, said the report on Wednesday citing unnamed sources.

These two were among more than 150, including Amazon, Apple, and Sony, that had cut sharing deals with Facebook, gaining broad access to the personal information of millions of its users.

earlier reportedly admitted that it had shared users' data with embattled Chinese company along with three other China-based makers Lenovo, and

These agreements allowed the to see users' friends, contact information and other data, sometimes without consent.

has phased out most of the partnerships over the past two years, Times report said.

"We are cooperating with investigators and take those probes seriously," a Facebook was quoted as saying in a statement.

"We've provided public testimony, answered questions and pledged that we will continue to do so."

 

First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 12:52 IST
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