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Facebook was accused of providing to partners access to data of users — Rambler News Service


The social network Facebook used personal data of users "as a change" for fight against competitors or encouragement of partners of the company, reported NBC News TV channel, referring to over 4 thousand internal documents of the company which were at the disposal of edition. "The head of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg was informed on plans to consolidate the power of social network for control of competitors by means of use of these users as a change, saying at the same time about protection of these data publicly", – reported TV channel. Among documents to which the TV channel, about 4 thousand e-mails, private messages in chats, the presentations of the companies and abstracts of working meetings refers, notes NBC. The TV channel received these files from the British journalist-rassledovatelya Duncan Campbell. Besides NBC, it transferred the Computer Weekly and Süddeutsche Zeitung files. The social network did not answer a question of NBC of authenticity of documents. As appears from documents, "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", NBC notes. In particular, Facebook provided such access of the Amazon company which bought advertizing from social network. "In other case of Facebook discussed the termination of access to the user data for the third-party messenger which became too popular and therefore began to be considered as the competitor", – NBC notes. All these files indicate that they Zuckerberg together with the board of directors and top managers of the company considered the possibilities of use of these users of social network, including photos, information on friends and the relations, NBC notes.

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