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Facebook gave Netflix, Airbnb special access to user data: UK lawmakers

Reuters/ 05 Dec 18 | 10:06 PM

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Facebook Inc gave certain companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, preferential access to user data, according to the company's internal documents released by a British lawmaker.

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Dating app Badoo and Lyft were among the other companies 'whitelisted' for access to friends' data, the documents made public on Wednesday by Damian Collins showed.

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Collins obtained the documents from Six4Three, an app developer that is currently engaged in a legal battle with Facebook.

"The documents Six4Three gathered for their baseless case are only part of the story and are presented in a way that is very misleading without additional context," a Facebook spokesperson said.

Here's the link for the documents shared by British lawmakers

"We stand by the platform changes we made in 2015 to stop a person from sharing their friends' data with developers." Collins also alleged that Facebook took aggressive positions against competitor apps by denying them access to any user data.

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The documents show an exchange between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and senior executive Justin Osofsky in 2013, which approved barring friends' data access to Vine, a video-hosting service owned by Twitter.

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