Upon locking down Groups system last year, some app developers still have illegal access to information about members. Facebook stated.
The report further stated that at least 11 developers accessed member data in the last 60 days.
As a result of this, Facebook says it has cut all partners off from that data completely.
However, Facebook Group administrators can use third-party tools to manage their groups. But they will give apps information about its activity.
Now, since these changes were made in 2019, developers will not be able to see individual members’ dossier.
These dossiers include names, profile pictures and other unspecified profile data.
According to Facebook platform partnerships head, Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, a recent security review found that some apps still have access.
Nevertheless, Papamiltiadis said that there is no evidence that partners have abused their access. But stated that Facebook has asked them to delete any improperly obtained information. And will conduct audits to confirm that it is done.
Notwithstanding, Facebook did not reveal the names of these “roughly 100 developers”.
Papamiltiadis however said that the apps were “primarily social media management and video streaming apps.
These apps are designed to make it easier for group administrators to manage their groups more effectively. And help members share videos to their groups.
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“We also do not know exactly what information was involved besides names and photos. Nor how many users and groups the apps served.
Facebook locked down the Groups application programming interface (API) as part of a general crackdown. This is after the Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal.
This however suggests that Facebook was trying to implement a real oversight. Therefore, it is a bit surprising that these apps slipped through and end in developer’s tables.