Facebook Shares Private User Messages with Netflix, Spotify
When you send a message on Facebook, you kind of expect it to only be read by the person or people you’re sending it to. But, in fact, Facebook may have actually shared some of those messages with third-party companies like Netflix and Spotify. That’s according to an investigative report by The New York Times last year.
While Spotify and Netflix were highlighted, there were many other firms implicated in the NYT piece. Reportedly, the firms with access to user Facebook Messenger messages were able to read, write or even delete those messages. Some companies even retained access to that sensitive data years after Facebook supposedly revoked it.