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FACEBOOK PRIVACY BREACH: 100 DEVELOPERS IMPROPERLY ACCESSED DATA
Facebook said that 100 third-party app developers have improperly accessed the names and profile pictures of members in various Facebook groups – data that was restricted in 2018 by the platform after its Cambridge Analytica privacy snafu. Facebook said that the developers – including 11 in the past two months alone – had improper access to the data through the Groups API. Groups API is an interface between Facebook and third-party apps, where the app can integrate with a group if it has been authorized by the administrators. Once the administrators approve the app, developers can access a broad level of data about the group – including the group’s name, the number of users and the content of posts. App developers are supposed to now only get further information about the groups – including names and profile pictures of members connected with group activity  if the group members opt in. LINDSEY O'DONNELL READ MORE