How Facebook Shared Data With Partners – Consumer Reports

From the article:

According to The New York Times, Facebook gave a wide-ranging collection of partners—including Microsoft, Apple, Spotify, and the Royal Bank of Canada—special access to consumer data, often without the consent of the social media site’s users.

“The company was routinely sharing more of your data than was necessary, and appeared to exercise very little oversight,” says Justin Brookman, director of consumer privacy and technology policy for Consumer Reports.

This latest report follows a major data breach at Facebook in October and a smaller one affecting users’ photos earlier this month. The Washington, D.C., attorney general has announced plans to sue the company over the Cambridge Analytica scandal that surfaced in March.

Source: How Facebook Shared Data With Partners – Consumer Reports

This article gives a good outline on how to protect yourself, but it really comes down to deleting your account.

They take up to 90 days for the deletion process, and we already know Facebook follows your location after you turn it off.

Really the only sensible thing to do is to delete them.

Also, before I forget? Buzzfeed put out a great timeline of every fuck up Facebook did in 2018.  I knew it was a lot, but seeing it all laid out? Damn!