Unlike other email exchanges about user data sales and API changes that would ensure data reciprocity between developers and Facebook itself, there is no evidence that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was aware of this particular issue. "It is not clear that there was any user consent for this, nor how Facebook decided which companies should be whitelisted or not", Damian Collins, member of parliament and committee chair, said.
The 200-plus pages of documents, which are under seal in the U.S.as part of an ongoing lawsuit in California between Facebook and the developer Six4Three, were obtained late last month by Collins, who used the legislative body's sergeant-at-arms to seize them from a Six4Three executive.
Facebook said in a statement released to AFP that the Six4Three emails "are only part of the story and are presented in a way that is very misleading without additional context".
The British Parliament on Wednesday released a trove of Facebook documents, which it took possession of amid a larger inquiry into Cambridge Analytica, a firm that used Facebook data to profile users for political purposes. He'd obtained the documents after compelling the founder of USA software company Six4Three to hand them over during a business trip to London.
"Facebook have clearly entered into whitelisting agreements with certain companies, which meant that after the platform changes in 2014/15 they maintained full access to friends Data", Collins wrote in the report.
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"We stand by the platform changes we made in 2015 to stop a person from sharing their friends' data with developers", said Facebook's spokeswoman. But the facts are clear: "we've never sold people's data".
-Facebook used Onavo (an Israeli analytics company it bought in 2013) to check customers' usage of mobile apps without their knowledge. Facebook planned to make it as hard as possible for users to know that this was happening.
The documents show an exchange between Zuckerberg and senior executive Justin Osofsky in 2013, in which they made a decision to stop giving friends' data access to Vine on the day that social media rival Twitter launched the video-sharing service. This information was used to suss out potential companies to acquire.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but has disputed such allegations in the past.