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Collusion: Facebook Allowed Russian Internet Company Extended Access to User Data

Collusion: Facebook Allowed Russian Internet Company Extended Access to User Data

Facebook reportedly gave Russian Internet company Mail.ru a two-week extension to disable features on its messaging apps which gave the foreign firm access to Facebook users’ friend lists.

Hundreds of apps continued to have access to users’ friends list data including dating app Hinge and music-streaming app Spotify.

One of the apps that surprisingly continued to have access to Facebook user data was from the Russian Internet firm Mail.ru.

Mail.ru was given a two-week extension to disable a feature on messaging apps that allowed users to see their Facebook friends list and message Facebook friends also using the Mail.ru app.

This allowed Mail.ru apps to continue to access the friend list of Facebook users.

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