PCR: Facebook suspends developers for selling user ID numbers

Posted: November 2, 2010 in data brokerage, electronic privacy, Facebook

Company says it has ‘zero tolerance’ for data brokers c/o PCR News

Facebook said that a “data broker” had paid Facebook app developers for user identification numbers and that as a result the company had suspended a number of developers.

Given that the user identification numbers (UIDs) were not considered to be private and that merely knowing a UID does not bestow anyone the ability to access private data, the hard line taken by the social networking behemoth is as much a statement of intent to tackle the firm’s tarnished reputation when it comes to privacy concerns.

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