Facebook gave Apple and other companies secret access to users ‘ personal data in exchange for integration. This is confirmed by internal documents intended for the eyes of the social network management, as well as the words of former and current employees. Such cooperation, based on disregard for the confidentiality of customers, was beneficial for both parties, as it contributed to the expansion of their influence and income growth.
If this information is correct, Apple has long hidden from iPhone and iPad users the amount of information requested by the social network about them, allowing them to have unlimited access to confidential information. In exchange, Facebook gave the company’s Cupertino devices access to a range of user data, including contacts and calendar entries, even if they chose to hide them in their privacy settings.
Apple had nothing to do with it?
But the most interesting thing in this story is that Apple did not even try to disown cooperation with Facebook. At the request of the New York Times in Cupertino replied that they were not aware of the privileges that the social network provides to their devices. In any case, stressed Apple, all the data that the iPhone and iPad received from Facebook did not leave their limits, and therefore could not be read by third parties and employees of the company including.