Listen: Report: Facebook gave tech giants more access to users' data than it said
"Here's what's happening. Facebook on the defensive this morning after admitting it allowed other tech giants access to user's personal information, but denying it did so without user consent. We'll get the latest now from WBZ's. Ben Parker, citing internal Facebook comments. The times reports Facebook gave dozens of companies access to user's data without those users knowing about it CBS technology analysts. Larry baggage says with the new revelations facing to fly in the face of what Facebook itself has been saying about privacy. Facebook Heather repeatedly assured the public and lawmakers that you have control over what happens with their data. But based on reports that doesn't seem to be the case. The report details special business arrangements with some of the world's largest companies. Facebook's director of developer platforms and programs in a blog on their newsroom site says this was not done without permission. And that most of these features are now gone, and that they are in the process of reviewing all their application programming interfaces and the"