Facebook: 5,000 developers continued to get your data from inactive apps!

Facebook is under the eyes of the world for a while now, the social media giant Facebook is always criticized for its data leaking history. It’s been years now when the user data theft complaints had surfaced the internet and now the social media network has released another official statement in which it said that around 5,000 developers continued to receive personal data from inactive apps even after the 90 days data expiry timeline.

Although the company has admitted that it violates the company policy and Facebook has even claimed that it has resolved the issue. The company has also reportedly restricted the data to third-party apps.


“Recently, we discovered that in some instances apps continued to receive the data that people had previously authorised, even if it appeared they hadn’t used the app in the last 90 days,” the social media giant said in a blog post.

“For example, this could happen if someone used a fitness app to invite their friends from their home town to a workout, but we didn’t recognise that some of their friends had been inactive for many months,” the company said.

What matters the most is the fact that the company said that the information handed out even after the certain time limit, was only what users gave permission for when they signed up to the app in the first place.

However, the company also announced that Facebook is working “to ensure businesses and developers clearly understand their responsibility to safeguard data and respect people’s privacy”.