Facebook shared data with Chinese companies Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo, and TCL
According to New York Times report, Facebook recently disclosed data sharing relationship with some equipment manufacturers. Now it is confirmed that this includes Chinese companies Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo, and TCL. Facebook and Huawei share data raise concern that this week will end cooperation
According to the New York Times report, this situation was disclosed for the first time last weekend. Considering that the US government has long worried about national security, Facebook’s latest disclosure of data agreements with these companies has caused some people’s doubts in Congress.
“The news that Facebook provided privileged access to Facebook’s API to Chinese device makers like Huawei and TCL raises legitimate concerns, and I look forward to learning more about how Facebook ensured that information about their users was not sent to Chinese servers.”
Earlier in the day, the US Senate Commerce Committee wrote to Facebook about the broader issues related to these manufacturers and questioned Facebook’s assertion that shared data was not abused.
Facebook denied that these relationships are privacy scandals and stressed that companies have imposed strict restrictions on the integration of such devices.
Facebook said that these integrations are very different from the APIs on the market – their goal is to recreate Facebook-like experiences on these devices and they are strictly controlled.
Facebook told the New York Times that although the partnership between the two companies has continued for many years, Facebook will end its relationship with Huawei before the end of the week.