LONDON: Fb Inc (FB.O) gave sure corporations, together with Netflix (NFLX.O) and Airbnb, preferential entry to consumer information, in accordance with the corporate’s inside paperwork launched by a British lawmaker.
Courting app Badoo and Lyft had been among the many different corporations ‘whitelisted’ for entry to pals’ information, the paperwork right here made public on Wednesday by Damian Collins confirmed.
Collins obtained the paperwork from Six4Three, an app developer that’s at the moment engaged in a authorized battle with Fb.
“The paperwork Six4Three gathered for his or her baseless case are solely a part of the story and are offered in a approach that could be very deceptive with out extra context,” a Fb spokesperson stated.
“We stand by the platform modifications we made in 2015 to cease an individual from sharing their pals’ information with builders.”
Collins additionally alleged that Fb took aggressive positions in opposition to competitor apps by denying them entry to any consumer information.
The paperwork present an trade between Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg and senior government Justin Osofsky in 2013, which permitted barring pals’ information entry to Vine, a video-hosting service owned by Twitter.