In this day and age, when lawsuits are flying left and right, companies being taken down at every turn. It's no secret that Facebook has come under scrutiny with it's privacy policies that had more holes than fishnet stockings. It has now been revealed that Facebook gave access to more than just our demographics and browsing data to several large companies!
According to the New York Times, documents from the 2017 deposition of Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, show that the social media giant allowed companies to access personal messages between users as well!
"Facebook allowed Microsoft’s Bing search engine to see the names of virtually all Facebook users’ friends without consent, the records show, and gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read Facebook users’ private messages."
"The social network permitted Amazon to obtain users’ names and contact information through their friends, and it let Yahoo view streams of friends’ posts as recently as this summer, despite public statements that it had stopped that type of sharing years earlier."
Folks on Twitter are, understandably, livid over the breech and didn't hesitate to voice their opinions.
And last but not least, this cringe-worthy revelation!Nothing brings fear to the masses like random folks, or loved ones, taking a casual stroll through their DMs! I don't know about you but I've said a few things privately that wouldn't look good if they became public, HENCE THE PRIVATE MESSAGE!
There's also been a PHOTO breech as well! Users photos have been syphoned by outside sources and used without their knowledge or permission. To check and see if your account photos have been breeched, click here.
Lots of users are vowing not to use the social media platform anymore while some are uninstalling messenger. Is this going to change the way you use social media? Let's talk about it in the comments below.