>> Facebook confirmed Tuesday, it shares data with at least four Chinese companies. That includes Huawei, the world's number three maker of smartphones. It's also a company that US intelligence has focused on over concerns of national security. The Chinese firms are just four of 60 companies world wide that Facebook had granted access to user data over a decade ago.
They also included names like Apple, Blackberry, and Samsung. It was all meant to offer Facebook's style features on phones. Before the days when standalone Facebook apps actually worked well. Facebook says it's already in the half of this agreements and it's ending the one with Huawei by the end of the week.
However, as Reuters Cate Cadell explains the practice itself alarm bells in the US Congress.>> Members of Congress have been concerned that perhaps there was certain issues over the data sharing, perhaps similar to what happened with Cambridge Analytica, where you could without consent have your data shared because you are friends with either user who was within this data agreement.
Facebook has responded by saying that there was no data shared on the servers. The specific side of this particular case I think What this shows is that there's a huge amount of misunderstanding still about how Facebook's data is used. It's not so much the specific events that come up.
But rather we're still learning day in and day out how Facebook uses that data.>> US intelligence has voiced concerns for years that Chinese telecom firms help Foreign espionage and threaten American infrastructure, which Beijing denies. US senator Mark Warner, the Vice Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, said in a statement, quote, I look forward to learning more about how Facebook ensured that information about their users was not sent to Chinese servers.