Facebook has entered into association with 60 device makers with the aim of providing broad access to data on users, which includes Samsung, Microsoft, Apple, BlackBerry and Amazon, — over the last decade, even before Facebook’s apps launch, a wide range of Apps were made available for, company officials were quoted as saying by the report. The new decision of giving access to user information, is said to be big backlash after the report came as personal data of up to 87 million people were improperly being shared with the involvement of Cambridge Analytica. In a report revealed by New York times shedding a new light on Social Media giant Facebook’s behaviour related to customer data management.
The new decision helps device makers to access messaging and address book of the users, and more over data of user’s friend too without their explicit conset, the agreements that Facebook entered raise "concerns about the company's privacy protections and compliance with a 2011 consent decree" with the Federal Trade Commission, the report said. According to facebook though they will have access to personal data, the data will not be shared with outsiders.
In a report published by New York times, some device makers could retrieve personal information even from the user’s friends also, who believed that they are safe from data sharing, but in interviews with Facebook by New York Times, they however defended the allegations and asserted that Facebook is consistent with its privacy policies, the FTC agreement and pledges to users.
"These partnerships work very differently from the way in which app developers use our platform," Ime Archibong, Facebook vice president told the daily.