Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Rep. David Cicilline, the ranking member of the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, "Sure looks like Zuckerberg lied to Congress about whether users have 'complete control' over who sees our data on Facebook."

The New York Times reported late Sunday that Facebook may have shared user data with hardware companies as well. The social network "reached data-sharing partnerships with at least 60 device makers — including Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft and Samsung — over the last decade," according to the report.

The story says Facebook began winding down the partnerships in April, but raises questions about whether they violated a 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission. Under that agreement, the company committed to get users' express affirmative consent before doing anything running counter to their privacy preferences.

Lawmakers of both parties joined Cicilline in registering their displeasure....