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After data leak row, Facebook imposes restrictions on user data access

MEIT issues notice to Facebook even as experts debate absolute impact on the second largest developer community

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Social media giant Facebook has finally reacted to the global storm around its data privacy policies by bringing in a new set of restrictions on developers and data aggregators using the platform for data harvesting. “Two weeks ago we promised to take a hard look at the information apps can use when you connect them to Facebook as well as other data practices. We will remove a developer’s ability to request data people shared with them if it appears they have not used the app in the last 3 months,” said Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mark Schroepfer in a ...