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Facebook Confirms It Shared Data With Chinese Tech Companies

Facebook has confessed to sharing its users personal data with at least four Chinese tech companies.

The companies with the data include, Huawei, Oppo, Lenovo and TCL.

These partnerships are a part of 60 that were made 11 years ago by Facebook so the companies could ‘recreate the Facebook service on their devices’.

According to a Facebook spokesperson more than half of these partnerships have been ‘wound down’.

The Huawei partnership will be coming to an end by the end of this week with no word on the other three.

Francisco Varela, vice president of mobile partnerships at Facebook says, “Huawei is the third-largest mobile manufacturer globally and its devices are used by people all around the world, including in the United States.

“Facebook along with many other U.S. tech companies have worked with them and other Chinese manufacturers to integrate their services onto these phones.”

Huawei is currently under investigation by the US Department of Justice to whether it breached US sanctions on Iran, similar to ZTE.

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