Facebookery: Huawei, Other Chinese Manufacturers Slurp Facebook Data

 Photo Credit & Art: Yondernews.com

Photo Credit & Art: Yondernews.com

via Ina Fried and David McCabe, writing at Axios, comes the latest revelation of feckless management of user data at Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB), this time, the smarmily justified sharing of Facebook Inc. user data (without user consent) to Chinese manufacturers’ (including People’s Republic of China’s Peoples Liberation Army controlled Huawei and others). H/T

“Huawei is the third largest mobile manufacturer globally and its devices are used by people all around the world, including in the United States. Facebook along with many other U.S. tech companies have worked with them and other Chinese manufacturers to integrate their services onto these phones. Facebook’s integrations with Huawei, Lenovo, OPPO and TCL were controlled from the get go — and we approved the Facebook experiences these companies built. 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.”’ – Francisco Varela, Vice President – Mobile Partnerships, Facebook Inc.

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosecurity.US authored by Marc Handelman. Read the original post at: https://www.axios.com/facebook-has-data-sharing-partnership-%20with-chinese-electronics-firms-1528241654-0cbe43e7-fd00-4cbc-abcf-9e481c161fdc.html