in a New blog posts, Facebook VP of Product Partnerships Ime Archibong discussed the latest controversy about user privacy. The challenge is the second round of in Facebook Payment against Tuesday Report from the New York Times Provide details of some private partnerships on Facebook and extensive data sharing with key technology operators.
In the new partnership, Archibong specifically argues that Facebook did not allow its partners to access private Facebook messages without the user's permission. While Facebook has already shared user messages with third parties, the company claims it has done so only "if they choose to use Facebook login." Signing in to Facebook allows users to sign in to third party sites without a new set of login credentials.
Archibong also writes:
"We've worked closely with four partners to integrate messaging capabilities into their products so people can send messages to their friends on Facebook – but only if they choose to use Facebook Login – these are common experiences in our industry – think of being able to read Alexa aloud or read Your email on the Apple Mail app. "
He adds that these "experimental features have been closed for nearly three years." Facebook is specifically dedicated here to what this schedule applies to. The New York Times reports that the company is engaged in some form of "private access" to data with third parties "recently this summer, despite public statements that it may This kind of participation has been stopped in previous years. "
As to why Facebook gives messaging partners access to deep messages:
"This was the purpose of this feature – for the above messaging partners, we worked with them to build message consolidation in their applications so people could send messages to their Facebook friends …
In order to write a message to a Facebook friend from within Spotify, for example, we needed to give Spotify "write access". In order to read the messages again, we needed Spotify to get "read access". "Delete Access means that if you delete a message from Spotify, it will also be deleted from Facebook." "No third party read your private messages or write messages to your friends without your permission."
Facebook share offers snapshots of these messages, which have been long enough and that most of us do not remember at all. What Facebook has refused to provide in this publication: The permission screens users saw when granted this access. These factors will be essential in determining whether users know what information they provide when these integrations are enabled incidentally.
However, no matter how clear Facebook may be on the permission screens, social media users are only now waking up to the fact that there is something uncomfortable about sharing this data. The fact remains that even if users agree to give their consent to such a feature, there is a problem that they do not understand the implications.
In this case, Facebook is not just a problem. With privacy regulation Looming in the United States. And GDPR Already make great waves For consumer privacy in the EU, it is only a matter of time before all major technology companies that rent user data to advertisers face an account that can change everything about the way they do business.