Date: a month ago   Category: Internet

Facebook collected nearly 3 years lists of contacts of new users without their consent — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com/Svancara Petr Representatives of Facebook said that the company deletes information on contacts of new users which gathered without their consent within about 3 years, transfers Axios with the reference the message of the company. "By our estimates, perhaps, about 1.5 million contacts of e-mail were loaded. These data were transferred to nobody, and we delete them. We corrected the main problem and we notify people whose contacts were imported. People can also look through and operate contacts which they share with Facebook, in the settings" — it is said in the statement. Presumably, data were collected at a part of new users of social network without receiving consent since May, 2016. During redesign a warning that at verification of the account through the postal address all contacts are imported was removed. But process of collection of information was not stopped. Earlier the NBC News TV channel accused Facebook of use of these users as the tool for pressure or encouragement of partners. According to the edition, "in certain cases Facebook could provide access to data of users to the friendly companies, and in others – to deny this access to the rival companies or applications".

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