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Report: Facebook data deals under criminal investigation

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The Times reports that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into Facebook's data deals with major

The newspaper says a grand jury in has subpoenaed information from at least two companies known for making and other devices, citing two unnamed people familiar with the request.

It reports that both companies had data partnerships with that gave them access to the personal information of hundreds of millions of users.

describes those data deals as innocuous efforts to help makers provide features to users before the had its own app.

reports that it is not clear when the inquiry began or exactly what it is focusing on. Facebook did not respond to a request for comment.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 10:05 IST
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