When using the application through Facebook, users grant certain rights to developers so that they can share non-public information, such as their email address and birthday. In 2018, as Cambridge Analytica data collection plot
, The company stated that if users do not activate their applications within 90 days, developers will not be able to obtain this information.
The social media giant has now revealed that due to problems with the implementation of this policy, many developers continue to receive updates on user information after their rights expire.
For example, if someone invites a friend to use the fitness app and then stops using it, Facebook cannot explain whether the friend is still active on the app.
The developer’s 5,000 figure is an estimate, the actual figure may be higher. It is unclear how many users were affected and what kind of information was stolen, but the company uses gender and language as examples. The company does ensure that developers can only view data that users have previously granted permission to.
Based on our available data for the past few months, we currently estimate that this issue enables approximately 5,000 developers to continue to receive information (such as language or gender) after 90 days of inactivity identified by the system
Now, this problem has been resolved.
Facebook skillfully blamed developers for part of their blame, saying they had the same role as Facebook in protecting people’s data. The company now proposes new “Platform Terms” and “Developer Policies” that will restrict data developers from forwarding to third parties without the user’s explicit consent. The strategy also outlines who must delete the data developer.
Although this step is undoubtedly a welcome change, a new data breach cannot happen in Worse time
Facebook faces huge boycott due to content censorship
Many leading companies Pause ads
Because the platform lacks the ability to eliminate inflammation content, it cannot be used on Facebook and Instagram.
This is two years later CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Had to face the aforementioned Cambridge Analytica scandal of the US Congress. Recall that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica used personal data without permission, and Facebook failed to delete it.
The Federal Trade Commission took a picture Fine of USD 5 billion
Last year involved fraudulent disclosure and privacy issues. It also agreed to pay $100 million for misleading data misuse disclosures, and therefore reached a settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.