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Facebook to End Partnership with China’s Huawei

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Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:18 GMT

Following the latest data sharing scandal, Facebook has decided to end its partnership with Huawei due to the phone maker’s access to Facebook user data, AP has reported.

Facebook said on June 5th it had been operating data-sharing partnerships with four Chinese phone manufacturers that enabled these companies to recreate Facebook-like experiences for their users.

The news is set to fuel further concerns about how Facebook handles people's personal information and protects their privacy. It comes after the social media company admitted earlier this week that it had signed data-sharing deals with dozens of phone and tablet makers over the years, including Apple and Samsung.

Facebook also said that it forged partnerships with around 60 companies at a time when mobile phones were less powerful and app stores did not yet exist.

The social media company said it gave device makers access to software only, so they could build versions of Facebook that worked on different phones or operating systems. 

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