Facebook apps may have more access to your information than you thought

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Facebook is, by far, the most popular social media platform in existence. More than 2 billion people have an active Facebook account.

To create an account, you have to provide your full name, your email address and your date of birth. Once the account is created, users usually like a variety of public pages, giving the pages access to a limited amount of your personal information. However, due to a breach in security protocol, some developers were able to gain access to more than the basic sign up information. They used the data for polling and for customer targeting.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaffirmed that his company will put in place higher security measures moving forward, as reported in The Washington Post:

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the data leak on Wednesday, noting that his company will employ a larger security force in future months — and admitting that greater regulation and transparency are probably advisable for Facebook and other similar tech companies in the future.”

The company’s COO Sheryl Sandberg followed up along the same lines on her public Facebook page:

“We know that this was a major violation of people’s trust, and I deeply regret that we didn’t do enough to deal with it.”

It goes without saying that Facebook has an obligation to its users when it comes to protecting information. Users join Facebook and expect a minimum level of trust. A breach like this should never have happened, especially not with a company that has as much access to your personal life as Facebook.

At Evizone we provide you with nothing short of the best and most secure electronic communications and compliance archiving platform you can find on the market. Our proprietary software ensures the protection of your data and all other confidential information.

You can visit our website if you want to know more on how our military-grade encryption will help protect your company and your customers. A free trial is one simple click away.

 

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