Over the weekend, Facebook revealed that it was partnering with 52 organizations to share data with service users, possibly without their consent.
Facebook unveiled the partnerships in an 700 page manifesto at the Congressional Energy and Commerce Committee. Some of the partnerships had already been unveiled last month (Apple, Amazon, Samsung and other device manufacturers).
For these cases, Facebook announced that data provision to device manufacturers was the only way for mobile phone users to have the best Facebook experience.
But some of the companies included in the list released on Friday are a little difficult to explain.
For example, according with Politico, Huawei and the Alibaba are on the same list. We mention Alibaba because it is a purely commercial company looking for online customer lists with metadata showing their preferences.
Facebook announced that it had terminated any partnership with 38 from 52 companies but did not specify whether it did before or after 2015 when it applied the new regulations allegedly designed to prevent third parties from accessing user data.
So, according to what the largest social network claims, there are 14 companies with which the largest social network is still working.
The question is why after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, does the distribution or sale of data not immediately stop?
According to Facebook, these companies are considered "safe". It seems that the company has a measure of confidentiality for companies such as Mozilla, Opera, or even Vodafone or Nokia, which does not compare at all with Cambridge Analytica.
Those who have insomnia can read 700 pages from here (PDF)