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Netflix Addresses Facebook Data Breach News


Earlier this week, a New York Times investigation into a Facebook data breach revealed that the social media company had given companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Netflix access to the personal data of its users. As you can imagine, this has caused quite a stir on social media, with people around the world asking what sites let Netflix could be doing with their personal information and data. In the midst of the outcries, a spokesperson for Netflix has released a statement, saying that the data was used more than three years ago as part of a program that is no longer in effect, and that the information was never shared with anyone. "Over the years we have tried various ways to make Netflix more social. One example of this was a feature we launched in 2014 that enabled members to recommend TV shows and movies to their Facebook friends via Messenger or Netflix. It was never that popular so we shut the feature down in 2015. At no time did we access people’s private messages on Facebook, or ask for the ability to do so." According to the statement, Netflix used the data from Facebook to help integrate the streaming service into its own messaging system. Since that idea never exactly took off, Netflix stopped the feature altogether and remains adamant that the company never used anyone's personal data in another capacity. 0 COMMENTS Unfortunately, this statement wasn't the first response from Netflix to be seen online. The official Netflix Twitter account made light of the situation late Tuesday night by replying to the New York Times investigation with a joke. The New York Times @nytimes · 17h NYT investigation: Internal Facebook records show that the company gave Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix and other tech giants far more intrusive access to your personal data than it ever disclosed https://nyti.ms/2Cmpm5q Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, at a Senate hearing in April. Internal Facebook records describe data-sharing deals that benefited more than 150 companies. As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people’s data than it has disclosed. nytimes.com Netflix US @netflix Netflix never asked for, or accessed, anyone's private messages. We're not the type to slide into your DMs. 1,349 1:33 AM - Dec 19, 2018 Twitter Ads info and privacy 351 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy "Netflix never asked for, or accused, anyone's private messages. We're not the type to slide into your DMs."

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