It seems Facebook can’t get out of trouble. The company is, once again, under fire once again for mishandling user data. This time, it is being charged with Sharing information with at least 60 device makers, including Amazon, Apple, Blackberry, HTC, Microsoft and Samsung.
According to reports by The New York Times, since 2007, Facebook has created partnerships with various device makers that allowed for private data channels between the device-maker companies and Facebook.
From the Times story:
Facebook allowed the device companies access to the data of users’ friends without their explicit consent, even after declaring that it would no longer share such information with outsiders. Some device makers could retrieve personal information even from users’ friends who believed they had barred any sharing.