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Facebook Admits To Providing Non-Permissible Access To User Data

Not satisfied with being boycotted by some of its biggest advertisers, Facebook may find itself involved in yet another controversy. PC Mag tells us that the social network has provided user data to other companies beyond the previously specified time limit.

“We found some cases where apps continued to receive data that people had previously authorized even when it looked like they hadn’t used them in the past 90 days,” Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, vice president of Product Platforms for Facebook, writes in a blog post.

The executive adds that the situation has dragged on over the past few months and believes that “approximately 5,000 developers” had access to user data beyond what was allowed. Still, Papamiltiadis points out that users’ private data remains so.

“We found no evidence that this issue resulted in sharing information that was inconsistent with the permissions that people gave when they logged on through Facebook,” said the executive.

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