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Facebook admits to another data leak, saying that up to 100 developers accessed people’s data from Groups

More than a year after Facebook clamped down on how much personal data third parties could see, the company has found some app developers still had access to people’s data through Facebook Groups.

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook tightened its rules on what personal data app developers could access. Following broad changes made in 2018, app developers’ access to groups was restricted to content, as opposed to the data of individuals belonging to those groups such as names and profile pictures.

In a blog published on Tuesday Facebook’s director of platform partnerships Konstantinos Papamiltiadis admitted this new rule hadn’t been uniformly implemented. Roughly 100 app developers retained access to group members’ personal data, although Papamiltiadis said Facebook has now cut them off…

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