Facebook announces how it will restrict third-party access from user data

April 5th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

A couple of weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg made a statement following the realization that Facebook’s platform was used to influence the outcome of the 2016 United States election. Today, Facebook offers a more specific look at how exactly it is restricting users’ data from falling into the wrong hand while admitting that at least 87 million accounts’ information were improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica (70 million accounts were of the US).

A lot of user data was available through APIs, or Application Program Interface, which would allow third parties to pull information from…

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