Developers Leaking User Data Nailed by Facebook

By Chandrajit, Gaea News Network
Monday, November 1, 2010

NEW YORK ( — It seems that the privacy concerns have now been justified by Facebook. Recently, Facebook acknowledged that some developers were selling user IDs to some data brokerage firms. User IDs are uniquely identifying numbers that can find your Facebook profile and any profile information you have made publicly available. It can also reveal your Friends information and many other details.

Facebook said that a few of the applications broke the rules. Although, Facebook did not name the applications, they specified that those particular apps have been suspended from Facebook for a period of 6 months. The Social Network also said that they were working on a way that would never reveal the UIDs of users to the application developers.

However, it has been assured that Facebook and zero tolerance for its privacy issues and will punish anyone who violates its policies. We expect that these steps will make our Facebook a better place to meet and gossip.

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