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Facebook Data Sharing Could Be Broader Than Thought

Facebook has largely said that its extensive data sharing didn’t extend beyond 2015, when it said it cut developers, like Cambridge Analytica, off from access to extensive information on users. But a new Wall Street Journal report said that the company has continued sharing customized data with a select group of developers and companies. Facebook said the deals, called “whitelists,” were primarily to help improve the Facebook product or for winding down projects. It’s still not clear how many of these partnerships existed, or still exist. The lack of clarity alone is troubling for Facebook, which is struggling to move the narrative forward from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. This latest revelation will likely make that even more difficult than it already was for the company. 

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