Facebook Is Haunted By Old Data Deals

Facebook faces more privacy concerns, a controversial entrepreneur unveils his latest autonomous vehicle company and a high-profile augmented reality startup collapses.
As Facebook colonized the rest of the web with its functionality in hopes of fueling user growth, it built aggressive integrations with partners that are coming under newfound scrutiny through a New York Times investigation.
Some of what Facebook did was sloppy or unsettling, including forgetting to shut down APIs when it cancelled its Instant Personalization feature for other sites in 2014. The most glaring allegation that the company hasn’t adequately responded to yet is that it used data from Amazon, Yahoo, and Huawei to improve friend suggestions through People You May Know — perhaps its creepiest feature.

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