Facebook reveals it gave 61 companies access to widely blocked user data

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Company tells Congress it provided Nike, Spotify, a dating app and other services with special rights to information

Facebook gave 61 businesses including Nike, Spotify, UPS and dating app Hinge special rights to access user data after blocking such access more broadly.

In written responses to the US Congress on its operations, the social network revealed it granted numerous extensions to access a user’s public profile as well as some data from their friends.

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