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Back in 2015, Facebook stopped third-party app developers from accessing your friends’ data.

As evidenced from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, that kind of shady behaviour has resulted in quite the privacy nightmare, but according to a new report, phone and tablet manufacturers apparently had access to that data too.

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The New York Times reported the social media giant had data sharing partnerships with at least 60 device makers, including Apple, Amazon, Blackberry and Samsung, with many of these agreements still continuing.

These partnerships allowed for Facebook features to be integrated into phones — a.k.a device-integrated APIs — allowing Blackberry users to call their Facebook friends, for instance.  Read more…

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