Source: gate Arab news technical
Provided a platform to the social networking world’s largest Facebook new details about linked to dozens of hardware manufacturers, where he said the company through the information sent to Congress, she Co-user information with 52 companies manufacturing hardware and software, including companies headquartered in China, under agreements designed to make the product work more effectively on mobile devices.
Came to this recognition through more than 700 pages of responses on the energy and commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, where is the latest with regard to reports which indicated the participation of Facebook users ‘ data with some companies for years after I stopped doing that with most of the app makers, according to the documents has continued some of these partnerships even this year, some of which continue to this day.
The list of these partners trademarks of an American major in the field of technology like Apple, Amazon and Microsoft, along with technology giant South Korean Samsung and Huawei and Alibaba headquarters in China, according to replies the companies mentioned are not all factory hardware, some engaged in the development of operating systems or other programs.
The company said in the documents: “we’ve shared these companies in building integration processes for a variety of devices and operating systems and other products that we and our partners through which to offer people the best way to experience facebook, and create mergers of this by our partners, for our users, but have been adopted by Facebook,” she said she’s completed 38 of 52 the purchase, there are plans to finish the seven other partnerships soon.
And reviewed the social network to sharp criticism in Congress because of reports that share detailed information about their users with a wide range of external companies, where he stressed the lawmakers on the issue of relationship of Facebook with the makers of the devices the Chinese, particularly Huawei, which allegedly Democrats and Republicans alike it is so closely intertwined with the Government of China, which poses a greater risk to users and security.
Came concerning the Facebook place of the 747-page response to the nearly 1,200 questions sent by the members of the energy and commerce Committee in the house of representatives, which responded to the chief executive of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg in a hearing during the month of April, which promised to answer the questions by yesterday, Friday.
Focused questions significantly on the involvement of the product with the company Cambridge analytica, a consulting firm political hired by Trump’s campaign, this company has been able to in 2014 access to information 87 million users of Facebook, including 71 million Americans, without their knowledge, through the application of a test called “This Is Your Digital Life”, which collect information about users, immediate neighbours and friends within the community.
Used Cambridge analytica data that arrived to them from Facebook to help Republican candidates to target voters with messages political to the psychological evaluations of their personalities, including their personal preferences and other information shared on social media.
The organization may request from third-party developers by the year 2015 to stop the collection of information in this way, and recognized social network within the responses by winning 61 application, including the Hinge Spotify Spotify, for a longer period of time up to six months to abide by the new rules, said the organization also said that five other developers at least were able to theoretically access data friends limited as part of the pilot test.
And the reports about sharing data with hardware makers in the occurrence of much debate this month, because these practices continued after the years of the start of Facebook, restricting access to the user information available to the app makers, a move that has been portrayed as a sign that the region has become more careful to protect the privacy and data of its users.
I heard Apple before stop sharing data to Facebook users to download profile pictures of their friends and use in their contact lists on the iPhone, and some BlackBerry devices have had access to several categories of data, including messages.
Continued the process of exchanging data with hardware makers this year, with the diminishing Facebook for this process in the month of April, defended the police about this practice, which coincided with the submission of its audit about Cambridge analytica, as useful in the platform make social media work properly on hundreds of mobile devices to the individual that are sold to customers all over the world.
These are considered answers as the second payment platform provided by Facebook to the Congress since the advent of zuckerberg in front of Congress, which included the first batch of about 500 pages, was sent earlier this month to the Senate judiciary Committee and the Commerce Commission in the Senate, which appeared how to trace the social network to its users after the different ways to get through to information.
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