It said information such as photos was only accessible on devices if users had chosen to share the data with those friends.
The New York Times found that the social networking service concluded data-sharing partnerships with device making companies to expand its reach and let them offer their clients popular Facebook features such as messaging and address books.
The agreements also gave device makers access to Facebook users' friends' data, without their approval, despite the company's insistence that it would not share the information, the report said. This was to the extent that some companies could retrieve data on a Facebook user's friends even when such sharing was thought to have been barred.
The agreements required the third-party companies to use the information only for the intended objective of integrating features into users' devices, Facebook says.
The post goes on to say that the partners signed agreements that prevented people's information from being used for any other goal than to recreated Facebook-like experiences, which had to be approved by Facebook's engineering teams.
If you're using both Facebook and, say, an Apple product, you probably have some inherent trust in both companies - moreso than I daresay most had in the developer of a Facebook quiz.
Amazon and Samsung declined to comment on whether they had access to Facebook user data through the APIs.
In a Sunday blog post, Facebook defended the practice.
In March, Facebook came under heavy fire in the wake of news that Cambridge Analytica had misused user data in the lead-up to the US presidential election. "And our partnership and engineering teams approved the Facebook experiences these companies built", Archibong said. Over the last decade, around 60 companies have used them - including many household names such as Amazon, Apple, Blackberry, HTC, Microsoft and Samsung.
Apple said it has stopped using the APIs and that it used them to allow users to post pictures and other information without having to open the Facebook app.
Facebook, which came under attack early this year over British political consultant Cambridge Analytica's harvesting of personal data on 87 million Facebook users and their friends, did not deny the Timesstory but said it "disagreed" with the issues raised. "What we have been trying to determine is whether Facebook has knowingly handed over user data elsewhere without explicit consent", Winkelmeier-Becker told The New York Times. The company claimed that once it discovered Cambridge Analytica's transgression, it immediately took swift action to rectify the situation. "It's why we announced in April that we're winding down access to them", the company wrote.
According to Archibong, 22 of the partnerships have already ended. He was able to obtain information about 556 of his friends. A BlackBerry (bb) spokesperson told the paper that the Canadian firm "did not collect or mine the Facebook data of [its] customers".
In the video , you can see a gun falling from the agent's waistband holder as he dances and does a backflip. When the agent retrieved his handgun it went off, with the bullet hitting another patron in the leg.
Google intends to introduce new "ethical principals" next week involving its use of artificial intelligence , Gizmodo reported. Employees were informed on Friday when Diane Greene , the head of Google Cloud, shared the news during a weekly meeting.
A political government would avoid an early election that investors worry would be seen as a referendum on the euro. Lorne Cook and Raf Casert contributed from Brussels, and Angela Charlton from Paris.
It came after the European Union said it would introduce retaliatory tariffs after Mr Trump's "illegal" and "dangerous" decision. Mr Le Maire said US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was not surprised when confronted about the tariffs inside the talks.
Credit card company Visa is experiencing a service disruption across Europe which is preventing transactions being processed. A Sainsbury's spokesperson commented: "We are aware that Visa are now experiencing problems".
The release stated Ashby was struck while crossing a street with her sister and cousin and the vehicle did not stop. Maine State Police and the Sanford Police Department are continuing to investigate the incident.
Clinton eventually visited North Korea as a former president in 2009 to secure the freedom of two detained American journalists. Shortly afterward, however, the U.S. president said that he was still open to meeting with the North Korean leader.
In other words, his current lies are further evidence to support a possible charge of obstruction of justice. Rosenstein to mention that he was not personally under investigation in the Russian Federation inquiry.
Among the targets were two ammunition manufacturing and storage sites, the Israeli military said , as well as a military compound. Palestinians want to establish an independent state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip , with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Has Trump again confirmed the meeting? "And hopefully we'll have a meeting on the 12th", he added. In the meantime, North Korea should keep its moratorium on nuclear and ICBM tests, Cho said.
Serena Wins Again, Sets Up Sharapova Match
If anything, I feel like we should encourage each other, and the success of one female should be the inspiration to another. Both players have traded barbs in the press over the course of the rivalry, some of which were extremely personal.
Trump Takes Aim at Canada as US Protest His Tariffs
The EU earlier threatened to counterpunch by targeting USA products, including Kentucky bourbon, blue jeans and motorcycles. Canada unveiled a package of counter-tariffs on USA imports valued at Can$16.6 billion (US$12.8 billion).