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Facebook tops list of least-trusted tech cos

40 per cent of participants said they trust Facebook the least

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MUMBAI: The year 2018 has been a stormy one for social media giant Facebook. In the latest stir of data breach events surrounding company, the company is said to have sidestepped its own privacy rules to give more than 150 companies, including Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, and Spotify, special privileges to its user’s data.

Now, in a recent survey conducted by research company Toluna, it reported that out of 1,000 participants, 40 per cent of participants trust Facebook the least with their personal information. This gave Facebook the number one position in the list of least-trusted tech companies.

With 8 per cent, Twitter and Amazon are tied for second on the list followed by Uber on the fourth with 7 per cent of participants saying they trust the company least with their data.

Google and Lyft with 6 per cent are tied on the fifth position. Apple and Snapchat at 4 per cent, Microsoft at 2 per cent, Netflix and Tesla both at 1 per cent making them the most trusted company with personal data in the survey list.

Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has seen a bumpy ride as controversies have been following the social networking company.

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