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British Lawmaker Reveals Facebook Gave Advertisers Special Offers For User Data

WorldNews Wednesday, 5 December 2018 ()
British Lawmaker Reveals Facebook Gave Advertisers Special Offers For User DataDamian Collins, chairman of a British parliamentary committee investigating Facebook and its deals with Cambridge Analytica, released a number of documents on Wednesday which included "whitelisting agreements" which gave certain companies unique access to user data, according to The Washington Post. The revelation echoes a similar claim being leveled by an app developer, Six4Three, in a lawsuit against the social media company in California, even though Facebook has denied offering preferential access to data for advertisers. “Facebook have clearly entered into whitelisting agreements with certain companies, which meant that after the platform changes in 2014/15 they maintained full access...
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