This is separate from the apps that had access to friends of friends data such as those affiliated with Cambridge Analytica, and many others.
This is separate from the 60 hardware partners like Chinese phone maker Huawei, that were given access to private data on Facebook.
This is new – Facebook gave secret access to many additional partners too:
Facebook Inc. FB 0.49% struck customized data-sharing deals with a select group of companies, some of which had special access to user records well after the point in 2015 that the social-media giant has said it cut off all developers from that information, according to court documents, company officials and people familiar with the matter.
Source: Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Additional Data About Users’ Friends – WSJ
Facebook did announce this week that it has cut off Huawei’s data sharing agreement as of this week. But that is not relevant to anyone who has owned a Huawei product the past year or two or three. What happened to our data? Is the data sharing burned into the existing phone’s firmware – hence, ending the agreement is irrelevant?
Facebook has been reckless in its disregard for privacy and continues to steadily obfuscate its tall tales about how they have shared our private data with everyone on the planet – and presumably well beyond the planet, at this point.
Zuckerberg and Sandberg are liars.