Facebook’s data deals are now under criminal investigation

Federal prosecutors are pursuing a criminal investigation into Facebook’s data deals it made with large tech companies, The New York Times reported today. According to the Times, a grand jury in New York has been conducting the investigation and subpoenaed records from “at least two” large companies that make smartphones. The companies struck deals with Facebook to access user data like friend lists and contact information, without explicit consent from its users. Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Facebook reportedly responded to the Times, saying, “We are cooperating with investigators and take those probes seriously. We’ve provided public testimony, answered questions and pledged that we will continue to... Continue reading…

Facebook’s data deals are now under criminal investigation

Thu 14 Mar 19 from MIT Technology Review

Facebook Faces Criminal Investigation Over Data Sharing Deals Without User Consent

Facebook's privacy practices and the amount of data it shares with other apps and device makers are a big problem for lots of people. Facebook has been in trouble with the FCC over privacy ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from HotHardware

U.S. prosecutors probing Facebook's data deals: New York Times

U.S. federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook Inc struck with some of the world's largest technology companies, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Reuters Technology

Facebook under criminal investigation over data sharing deals, says New York Times report

Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into Facebook's data sharing deals with a number of large technology companies, according to a new report in the New York Times. ...

Wed 13 Mar 19 from CNN

Facebook under criminal investigation over data sharing with tech firms - report

Investigation by federal prosecutors adds to laundry list of inquiries since the Cambridge Analytica revelations one year agoFacebook is under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors examining ...

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Guardian.co.uk

US conducts criminal investigation into Facebook's data deals

Investigations into Facebook's data handling keep piling up. The New York Times has learned that federal prosecutors are in the midst of a criminal investigation into the data ...

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Engadget

Facebook's data-sharing deals under criminal probe - CNET

Social network gave tech companies special access to user data.

Wed 13 Mar 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

U.S. prosecutors probing Facebook's data deals: NYT

U.S. prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook Inc struck with some of the world's largest technology companies, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. ...

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Reuters Technology

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