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Facebook tightens restrictions on application developers: protecting user data

via:博客园     time:2018/7/4 13:05:34     readed:245


Beijing time on July 3 morning news, since the data breach scandal broke out, Facebook has taken some new measures to prevent such incidents that hurt users from happening again. Today, Facebook announced several new API restrictions for apps that continue to help developers create apps that Facebook users like, while also protecting the data and privacy of Facebook users.

These adjustments include removing some of the less user-used tools and restricting the app to use certain specific authenticated users' page content and public posts. With the help of the Page API, the company has also reintroduced its search for Facebook pages. As the company points out, “developers need to be authorized to access public content, and such licenses are only available through the App review process. ”

The company requires anyone who uses the marketing API to manage and automate ads to go through the app review process; the ad search and live video APIs will also require additional app review permissions. Finally, Facebook allows developers to run test queries through the graphical API Explorer application using their own access tokens.

Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal was exposed, Facebook has been sparing no effort to restrict app developers from accessing user data. The company previously announced the removal of many APIs that restrict data transfers outside of Facebook. This is just another step forward for Facebook and they promise to make more changes.

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