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Facebook Suspends Apps for Sharing User Data

SOCIAL NETWORKING

November 1, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook has announced a data broker paid application developers for users' information, prompting the world's largest social networking site to place some of its app developers on a six-month suspension. In its announcement, Facebook wrote that it has a "zero tolerance" policy for data brokers "because they undermine the value that users have come to expect from Facebook," the report states. The company has said the apps in question were not providing data that users had set as private, but wrote that "this violation of our policy is something we take seriously." Facebook has not named the app developers or data broker involved, the report states. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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