Tencent science and technology news, the social network giant Facebook has fallen into an unprecedented storm in the history of the company, due to unauthorized disclosure of user data and information to the outside world, and the infringement of the rights and interests of the public. The Facebook scandal has not ended. According to the latest news from the American media, Facebook has been providing user information to a large number of mobile phone manufacturers worldwide, including private schedules, and recently the Apple Corp, which has criticized the Facebook, is also one of the information makers.
Facebook has 2 billion users, and the company has long advocated the real name system, but the action of Facebook dissemination of user information has reached an astonishing point.
According to the New York Times in June 3rd, Facebook has signed agreements with about 60 equipment manufacturers over the past years to provide them with user privacy information, including Samsung, apple, Microsoft, blackberry, Amazon and so on.
At the beginning of this year, after the Facebook scandal broke out in the UK Cambridge analysis company, a total of 22 items were stopped, but the rest of the cooperation continued to come into effect.
It was reported that after the analysis of the scandal in Cambridge, Facebook had claimed that after 2015, a similar user privacy information sharing was stopped, but it did not include mobile phone manufacturers.
Facebook has said to the media that they are strictly limiting the use of mobile phone makers' privacy information, and that there has not been a case of user information abuse by mobile vendors.
It is not yet known what information Facebook provides to mobile phone manufacturers.
A Apple Corp spokesman said that Apple needs to use information from Facebook users to provide some functions, such as uploading photos without opening Facebook clients. But last September, apple cut off the data sharing channel.
In addition, although some users of Facebook do not choose to disclose data to the outside world, these data can still be obtained by mobile phone manufacturers.
The disclosure by the New York Times is a one-off for Apple.
It is well known that after the Facebook scandal, Cook, the apple owner, and Zuckerberg and Facebook, the chief operating officer, Sander Berg, had a war of mouth water.
Cook criticized Facebook for not protecting user privacy. In the face of Cook's criticism, Zuckerberg thought his statement was very glib and inconsistent with the facts.
Clearly, the New York Times reports that the Apple Corp itself has gained a lot of user information from the Facebook, and it is not known how many users with apple and Facebook accounts.
In terms of personal privacy protection, apple is generally recognized by the industry and consumers. Internet advertising is not an important business of apple. Apple usually does not collect user information and provide it to advertisers. Cook and others also criticized the practices of Google and other peers to collect users' privacy in large numbers.
In addition, recently, foreign media reported that Apple began to attach importance to advertising business. Whether they will change the tradition and begin to collect user information on a large scale is not yet known.