The New York Times reports Facebook allowed more than 150 companies to access more user data than it has initially disclosed. Documents obtained by the Times showed Facebook had data-sharing agreements with Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify, Netflix and Yahoo. All the data-sharing agreements were active in 2017, with some still in effect this past year. Facebook Director of Privacy and Public Policy Steve Satterfield said none of the partnerships violated the privacy of its users, as well as the tech company’s 2011 Federal Trade Commission consent decree. In response to the report, Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, renewed calls for a federal U.S. privacy law. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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