Facebook’s privacy changes have kept developers thriving.


San Francisco – for years, Cubeyou conducted business through personal data on Facebook. The company can access Facebook users’ information unrestricted, collect information through tests and sell it to customers as a report.
But three weeks ago, Cubeyou’s relationship with Facebook soured. CNBC reported that the small company misled people believe that the test data analysis will be used for non-profit institutions, the strong social network cut off Cubeyou in protecting users’ privacy. Research. The data were sold to marketers, the report said.
Cubeyou CEO Federico Treu told the New York times that his company didn’t do anything wrong, and that it followed Facebook’s rules to disclose its use of personal data for academic and business purposes. He says Cubeyou is collateral damage because Facebook has been too eager to show that it CARES about data privacy.
“Facebook got us out of the car,” Mr. Treu said, adding that he planned to boycott developers’ Facebook activities this week. “Facebook became our developer. Now they want to blame us for what happened. ”
Facebook’s relationship with its huge developer community has again become a tense moment. Since the outbreak since news broke out in late march, political consulting company analysis of Cambridge has been improperly collected millions of Facebook users of information, social network has made a series of changes, to limit the number of third party access to user information. These shifts have created an unexpected domino effect on many companies and programmers that rely on Facebook’s business data.
Some, like Cubeyou, say they are unfairly blocked from accessing Facebook users. Dating app Tinder has found that its users can no longer use their Facebook account to log in to applications. Pod is a calendar synchronization application that finds users can no longer see Facebook events in their calendars. Job Fusion, a work app that allows users to check Facebook friends’ workplace, has announced that it can no longer offer its services on Facebook.

The fallout has been overshadowed by Facebook’s annual meeting with developers, which is planned to begin in SAN jose, California. The event, which includes mark zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is usually a bright spot for developers on Tuesday. But six of the developers who took part in the conference this year told The Times that they were not planning to go because they were opposed to Facebook’s policy changes. Others who plan to stay there say they intend to challenge Facebook’s leaders to these changes.
Facebook says it expects about 5,000 people – a record high – to attend the developer conference, F8. But the company also said it had adjusted the data privacy incident. Social network is cancelled Facebook, for example, intelligent family spokesman’s statement, to challenge amazon’s Echo and Google’s home, for fear that the equipment will lead to more questions about the company to collect the amount of data.
Facebook product partners, vice President of the Ime Archibong said that the developer is the company’s “incredible partner”, but added that it must be “in creating compelling social experience, protect people’s data and support innovative developer ecosystem balance between”.
Bhaskar Chakravorti, senior vice President of the Fletcher school at tufts university, said Facebook had to take a delicate line. “They have taken a direct approach, which is right from a public relations point of view,” he said. “But now they need to get in touch with the developers and get the job done.”
For most of its history, Facebook and its developers have been wedded to each other. It sometimes adopts policies to attract developers, including opening up its huge user database. Developers, in turn, have developed some applications, these applications become the symbol of the Facebook experience – such as an application, it is a company produced by the game company and social network simulation game friends to play together on the farm.
But developers are often at the mercy of any changes Facebook decides to make. A few years ago, Facebook was suppressed in a viral app, and companies like Zynga are increasingly struggling to spread games on social media sites. Since then, Zynga has turned to making mobile games, and its fortunes have plummeted.


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