British lawmakers release internal Facebook documents

Dec 5 (Reuters) - British lawmakers published a cache of internal Facebook Inc documents, which indicates that the social network gave certain companies special access to user data even after promising to limit such access for third-party apps.

The data, released on Wednesday, was obtained from Six4Three, an app developer that is currently in a legal dispute with Facebook. 

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Apple

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Samsung

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Amazon

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Blackberry

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Microsoft

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Huawei  -- Chinese company is the world's third-largest smartphone maker

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Lenovo

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OPPO -- Chinese smartphone maker

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TCL Corp. -- China's largest television and cellphone producer

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"The documents Six4Three gathered for their baseless case are only part of the story and are presented in a way that is very misleading without additional context," a Facebook spokesperson said.

"We stand by the platform changes we made in 2015 to stop a person from sharing their friends' data with developers." (Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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