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Facebook relied on 'anticompetitive' deals with Netflix, eBay, Foursquare to harvest user data after app shutdown, US plaintiffs say

By Mike Swift
  • 08 Mar 2022 23:16
  • 08 Mar 2022 23:54
For all the power of its 2.8 billion daily users, the company now known as Meta Platforms for a decade has depended on user data harvested by other apps to power its advertising business, a new US court filing alleges, an arrangement the former Facebook has battled to prevent from becoming

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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