Facebook document dump reveals the shared data with 52 companies, some based in China



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Facebook has confirmed that the shared information for the user, with 52 companies in the production of hardware and software, including a number based in China.

The social media giant made the announcement of a 747-page report, provided Friday to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The list includes large American tech companies like Amazon, Apple and Microsoft. But it also includes Chinese companies such as Alibaba, Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo and TCL — the last four of which have been highlighted by the AMERICAN intelligence service as national security threats.

In its report, Facebook said that they had severed access to data partnerships with 38 of the 52 companies. Eight more partnerships — including Nokia, Samsung, Yahoo, — would be discontinued by the end of October. Facebook said that six partnerships — with Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Mozilla, Opera, and the accessibility app Tobii would remain.

Facebook also revealed that it is allowed 61 companies access to the data of the user for the months after May 2015 the policy changes designed to prevent such access. Facebook said the companies-including Nike, Nissan, Oracle, Panasonic, Spotify and UPS — “got a one-time extension … to come to agreement.”

Facebook is under scrutiny worldwide over allegations that the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica uses data from tens of millions of Facebook accounts to help the U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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