Facebook has; confirmed that a Chinese phone maker deemed a National security threat by the United State was; among companies given access to data users.
Huawei was; able to access Facebook data to get the leading social network’s application to perform on smart-phones; according to the California-based company.
Facebook along with many other US tech companies have worked with them; and other Chinese manufacturers to integrate their services onto these partnerships leader Franciso Varela said; in a statement on Tuesday.
Given the interest from congress, we wanted to make clear that all the information from these integrations with Huawei was stored on the device, not on Huawei’s servers.
Before now-ubiquitous apps standardised the the social media experience on the smartphones, some 60 device makers like Amazon, Apple, Blackberry, HTC, Microsoft and Samsung worked with FACEBOOK to adapt interfaces for the Facebook website to their own phones,the company said.
Facebook, which has been; blocked in China since 2009, also had the data-access deals with Chinese Companies; Lenovo, Oppo and TCL,according to Varela.
Facebook said it does not know of any privacy abuse by cellphone makers who years ago were; able to gain access to personal data on users and their friends.