Facebook to Share Data with Yandex

Facebook has agreed a deal to share public data from its users with Yandex - Russia's largest search engine.

The deal will give Yandex full access to public data from users in Russia, Turkey and CIS countries including Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

The data includes users' posts and comments, however profiles or posts set to 'private' will not be searchable.

In a statement, Yandex said: "In the near future, Yandex's search results will display not only Facebook users' posts but also others' comments on them.

"Users can find out what those on the social network are saying about the current headline news events, for example, or the latest movies."

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