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Facebook data-sharing deals with major tech companies under investigation in criminal inquiry

The Independent

Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook struck with some of the world's largest technology companies, intensifying scrutiny of the social media giant's business practices as it seeks to rebound from a year of scandal and setbacks. A grand jury in New York has subpoenaed records from at least two prominent makers of smartphones and other devices, according to two people who were familiar with the requests and who insisted on anonymity to discuss confidential legal matters. Both companies had entered into partnerships with Facebook, gaining broad access to the personal information of hundreds of millions of its users. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.


Facebook Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation, Report Says

TIME

The New York Times reports that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into Facebook's data deals with major electronics manufacturers. The newspaper says a grand jury in New York has subpoenaed information from at least two companies known for making smartphones and other devices, citing two unnamed people familiar with the request. It reports that both companies had data partnerships with Facebook that gave them access to the personal information of hundreds of millions of users. Facebook describes those data deals as innocuous efforts to help smartphone makers provide Facebook features to users before the social network had its own app. The Times reports that it is not clear when the inquiry began or exactly what it is focusing on.


Report: Facebook Data Deals Under Criminal Investigation

U.S. News

The newspaper says a grand jury in New York has subpoenaed information from at least two companies known for making smartphones and other devices, citing two unnamed people familiar with the request. It reports that both companies had data partnerships with Facebook that gave them access to the personal information of hundreds of millions of users.


US conducts criminal investigation into Facebook's data deals

Engadget

Investigations into Facebook's data handling keep piling up. The New York Times has learned that federal prosecutors are in the midst of a criminal investigation into the data deals Facebook arranged with tech companies. It's not known when the investigation began or just what the focus is, but a New York grand jury reportedly used subpoenas to obtain records from two or more "prominent makers of smartphones." The deals included heavyweights like Apple, Microsoft and Sony. Facebook acknowledged the investigation to the Times, stating that it was "cooperating with investigators" and was taking probes "seriously."


Facebook under criminal investigation over data sharing with tech firms - report

The Guardian

Facebook is under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors examining its data-sharing deals with other major technology companies, according to the New York Times. A New York grand jury has subpoenaed records from "at least two prominent makers of smartphones and other devices", the Times reported, citing two unnamed sources. The two companies are among more than 150, including Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, that have entered into partnerships with Facebook for access to the personal information of hundreds of millions of its users, according to the report. "We are cooperating with investigators and take those probes seriously," a Facebook spokesman told the Times. "We've provided public testimony, answered questions and pledged that we will continue to do so."


Nationwide deploys SAS analytics to improve customer interaction

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Nationwide has deployed SAS analytics solutions to improve up its customer interactions. SAS uses AI to create an ecosystem where those using its Analytics solution can make better decisions based on trusted data. Furthermore, using the power of AI, nationwide will be able to tap into more effective and tailored customer interactions. More than half of all email enquiries could be resolved by guiding members towards digital channels. Sentiment analysis from the SAS solutions helped Nationwide to detect the member's mood; for instance, unsurprisingly, analysts identified that people's moods worsen as the number of emails rises.


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