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Facebook Shared User Data With Developers Longer Than Promised

July 1, 2020, 9:10 PM

Facebook Inc. mistakenly shared some users’ personal data with outside developers for a longer period of time than promised, in a breach of policies the social network implemented following the Cambridge Analytica scandal of 2018.

The company previously said that third-party app developers would be blocked from accessing user data if a person didn’t interact with the developer’s app for 90 days. At that point, the developer would be required to ask users for permission to re-access their data, including information like email addresses, birthdays and hometowns.

That failed to happen in some instances, Facebook said Wednesday in a blog...

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