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ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsFacebook has confirmed that it had data-sharing deals with four major Chinese device makers, going on to further prove that the company has repeatedly failed in informing users how their data is stored and shared. Facebook says it has previously shared data with Huawei - the world's third-largest smartphone maker, Lenovo - world's second largest computer maker, TCL Group and OPPO. In fact, these are just four among 60 companies worldwide that received access to some user data after they signed contracts to re-create Facebook-like experiences for their users. © Reuters According to a report in Bloomberg, Facebook defended the deals with a statement that the partnerships were only designed to provide Facebook services on the devices. Facebook has stressed on the point that all data that was shared was only stored on the device and not sent to Huawei servers. “Facebook's integrations with Huawei, Lenovo, OPPO and TCL were controlled from the get-go — and we approved the Facebook experiences these companies built,” Francisco Varela, Facebook's Vice President of Mobile Partnerships, said in a statement. “Given the interest from Congress, we wanted to make clear that all the information from these integrations with Huawei was stored on the device, not on Huawei's servers.” © Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg / Reuters The US Congress has raised concerns saying that data of user's friends could have been accessed without their explicit consent. Facebook has also confirmed that more than half of the previous partnerships have now been ended while the one with Huawei will end this week. In the past few months, Facebook has come under tremendous pressure after it was known that more than 50 million users data had been accessed by third parties without an actual consent. At the same time, the USA and China are involved in a massive trade war that has already seen sanctions being put on Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE. © Reuters Huawei is in a tight spot as well since the US Government has officially given out an advisory requesting people to not use Huawei's phones since it cannot be ascertained whether their data is safe or being snooped upon by the Chinese government. Due to this, all telecom operators in the country have now stopped selling Huawei devices and today's revelations go on to further damage the company and its efforts to establish a legitimate mobile business in the States.
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogChinese telecommunications companies have come under scrutiny from US intelligence officials who argue they provide an opportunity for foreign espionage and threaten critical US infrastructure, something the Chinese have consistently denied-Photo:...
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogChief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar summoned on Sunday former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif in a case pertaining to corruption in 56 companies. Photo: fileLAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has...
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogPakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz will resume recording her statement in Avenfield reference before the accountability court today. Photo: fileISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz denied being the beneficial...