The top Republican and Democrat on the US House Energy and Commerce Committee saidFacebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg should have disclosed those data-sharing partnerships when he testified before Congress in April. "We are not aware of any abuse by these companies".
Facebook said in a statement Wednesday that it plans to respond to questions from the Senate by the end of the week.
Huawei, a company flagged by U.S. intelligence officials as a national security threat and barred on security grounds from involvement in Australia's National Broadband Network, was the latest device maker at the center of a fresh wave of allegations over Facebook's handling of private data. Zuckerberg testified for 10 hours over two days in hearings triggered by revelations that a British firm with ties to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign harvested information from as many as 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge.
First reported Sunday by The New York Times, these dodgy practices quickly piqued the interest of the USA government.
After publishing the investigation, Craig Federighi, Software Business VP at Apple, effectively confirmed the feature at Cupertino and said the company will ban the usage of Facebook Like buttons by third-party apps across all Apple platforms. "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".
"Facebook's integrations with Huawei, Lenovo, OPPO, and TCL were controlled from the get-go", he continued. Facebook mentioned Huawei as one of its partners in a 2012 blog post.
Labor's Jenny McAllister says the data deal raises some very significant issues about how Facebook operates, saying the company had been "quite negligent" in describing to consumers what was happening to their data.
The bipartisan criticism reflected rising frustration in Congress about how Facebook protects the privacy of the more than 2 billion people who use its services worldwide.
Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on Tuesday that he saw a "a serious danger" that Facebook shared user information with Chinese device makers.
Facebook is under scrutiny once again after media reports that it shared user data with about 60 device manufacturers around the world, including four Chinese firms.
A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman had no comment on the companies' agreements. The company was given a June 18 deadline to respond.
In a bid to contain this latest crisis Facebook is not only insisting that none of its user data was transferred from phones to the servers of the companies in question, but that it's also pulling the plug on the Huawei arrangement this week.
"Facebook, along with many other USA tech companies, [has] worked with them and other Chinese manufacturers to integrate their services onto these phones", Francisco Varela, vice president of mobile partnerships for Facebook, said in a statement.
According to the Times, the partnership gave companies access to the personal data of device users and their Facebook friends - such as user ID, birthday, work and education history, relationship status, religion, political leaning and upcoming events. Several aides said lawmakers were waiting for Facebook's answers before deciding on whether to hold additional hearings.
Facebook said more than half of the data sharing partnerships have already been wound down.
Huawei, China's largest maker of telecommunications equipment, was founded in 1988 by former Chinese army officer Ren Zhengfei.
National Basketball Association officials said via Twitter , "We missed this one - it should have been a foul". And while Game 3 tips off in Cleveland tomorrow night, James still gets questions about his Game 1 reactions.
These buttons can track users around the internet, as can some comment widgets, which Apple is also blocking in the update . Even if users click to share an item, they will get a prompt with an option to prevent subsequent tracking.
Another victim was found in the streets of El Rodeo by volunteer firefighters and later died in an ambulance. The conical Volcan de Fuego reaches an altitude of 12,346ft (3,763 meters) above sea level at its peak.
As his backhand return on his fourth match point landed beyond the outstretched arm of Djokovic, the tears flowed. Serbia's Novak Djokovic with Spain's Fernando Verdasco after winning their fourth round match.
Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 850 processor, which will power the next generation of always-connected Windows 10 devices . Qualcomm is leaning into the auxiliary features of the new chip with the launch, including the wide array of audio technology.
It's been many years since the Mac App Store has been given some love, so it's fair to say this design overhaul is long overdue. There are brand new tabs to Discover, Create, Work, Play, and Develop with curated app collections based on specific purposes.
The United States and Mexico do $600 billion in annual trade and about 16 percent of US goods exports go to its southern neighbor. Chicago Mercantile Exchange hog futures at one point fell more than 2 percent following the Mexico pork tariff announcement.
US West Texas Intermediate crude had lost 16c or 0.2% to $66.88 a barrel by 4.23am GMT, after falling nearly 2% on Thursday. Output at the world's largest listed oil producer Rosneft edged up by 0.2 percent in May from April.
With him being on the first forward line and the first power-play unit, this is another case where they just need MORE from him. This was one for the history books for both the Golden Knights and the Capitals , but Washington got to write the happy ending.
The Cavs would probably want to move Tristan Thompson as well, but Powell would be best as an energy guy off the bench. Overall, a site which counts hashtags reported it was used more than 1,500 times by the time the game ended.
If this launch of SpaceX would not have taken place on Monday, the following window was scheduled for Tuesday, 5 June. The older Block 4 model has been limited to two flights and is not being recovered to make room for the new rockets.
Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman, French Open 2018
Play continued though, with the set following a similar pattern to the first, as Nadal broke back before dropping his serve to 15. The match had already been stopped for an hour on Wednesday, with Nadal trailing 6-4 2-1, before play resumed at 17:28 BST.
Trump to face tough crowd at G-7 amid tariff fight
The War of 1812 (which lasted from 1812 to 1814) was a military conflict between the United States and Great Britain. Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said that Mexico would now "surely" look to import more pork from Europe.
Is Microsoft acquiring GitHub?
Negotiations talks by the tech giant Microsoft to acquire GitHub started in 2016, but never advanced enough, until now. Many tech companies and individual developers use the platform to store and share certain code, and collaborate.
Indian economy expands 7.7 pc in Q4, 6.7 pc in FY18
He emphasized that this is the development under leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Arun Jaitley. The role of fiscal policy was also clear in government consumption data that saw a growth of 16.8 percent year-on-year.
China warns US trade deals are off if tariffs go ahead
Indeed, this has caused consternation in Beijing and is regarded as a "red line" for the ruling Communist Party. Following Beijing's announcement, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the dispute was "on hold".
Record-breaking Curry puts Warriors 2-0 up
Meanwhile, despite lacking Andre Iguodala , the Warriors' supporting cast was what you'd expect from such a disciplined squad. Watching Smith take matters into his own hands undid all the hard work Cleveland put in throughout Game 1 of the Finals .