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Facebook granted devices from Huawei, a Chinese telecom firm, special access to social data

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. and ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, in Washington on May 9, 2018. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

WASHINGTON - Facebook allowed Huawei, a Chinese telecom company with alleged ties to the country's government, to have special access to data about the social site's users, according to a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to speak on the record. Such a special arrangement could stoke fears that consumers' personal information is at risk.

The relationship between Facebook and Huawei was one of the special agreements brokered between the social giant and device makers over the past decade that sought to make it easier for Facebook users to access site services on a wide array of technologies...

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