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Facebook reportedly gave tech giants access to users’ private messages

Facebook gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read users’ private messages. They allowed Microsoft’s search engine Bing to see the names of Facebook users’ friends without permission, and they let Amazon find users’ names and contact information through their friends on the platform, according to the report.

Facebook gave access to user data to about 150 companies in all, including banks, tech companies, retailers and media organization, the Times reported.