Facebook reveals it partnerships with 52 Companies with which it shared user data

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Over the weekend Facebook revealed it’s partnerships with 52 organizations with which it shared user data.

Facebook disclosed the partnerships in a 700 page response to Congress’s House Energy and Commerce Committee. Some of the partnerships had already been uncovered, with the revelation last month of agreements with Apple, Amazon, Samsung and other device manufacturers. But some of the other companies on the list are a little more difficult to explain. For example, according to Politico, Huawei and Alibaba are also on the list.

In the document, Facebook said that 38 out of the 52 data integration partnerships had already ended, seven more will be discontinued by the end of the month, and several more will be shut down in October. Three other partnerships will extend past October — this includes Amazon, Apple, and Tobii, an accessibility app to help those suffering from ALS use Facebook, Amazon, and Apple. Facebook will also continue sharing data with Mozilla, Alibaba, and Opera in order to allow users to receive Facebook notifications in their browsers.

The company also specified that it gave certain apps that had access to user data in the pre-2015 days a six-month leeway period. That means the apps that had access to user’s data did so for six months longer than the company had reported was the cut-off point. These apps apparently include UPS, Audi, and AOL.

Now it seems like Facebook has allowed more unfettered access to your data than it has admitted. The FTC, which is investigating Facebook, is going to have a lot of data to go through.

Here’s the complete list of the partnerships Facebook disclosed on Friday.Company names with * denote that Facebook is still in the process of ending the agreements. Others with ** denote data partnerships that the company will continue without allowing the outside company.

1. Accedo

2. Acer

3. Airtel

4. Alcatel / TCL

5. Alibaba**

6. Amazon*

7. Apple*

8. AT&T

9. Blackberry

10. Dell

11. DNP

12. Docomo

13. Garmin

14. Gemalto*

15. HP / Palm

16. HTC

17. Huawei

18. INQ

19. Kodak

21. MediaTek / Mstar

22. Microsoft

23. Miyowa / Hape Esia

24. Motorola / Lenovo

25. Mozilla**

26. Myriad*

27. Nexian

28. Nokia*

29. Nuance

30. O2

31. Opentech ENG

32. Opera Software**

33. OPPO

34. Orange

35. Pantech

36. PocketNet

37. Qualcomm

38. Samsung*

39. Sony

40. Sprint

41. T-Mobile

42. TIM

43. Tobii*

44. U2topia*

45. Verisign

46. Verizon

47. Virgin Mobile

48. Vodafone*

49. Warner Bros

50. Western Digital

51. Yahoo*

52. Zing Mobile*

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