Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before Congress next weekteam για να απαντήσει σε ερωτήσεις σχετικά με την πολιτική απορρήτου και δεδομένων της εταιρείας.
Meanwhile Facebook has announced some changes to its APIs.
The changes are not surprising, as Facebook had announced that it was conducting a review of “all applications that had access to large amounts of information before change of the platform in 2014.”
The new restrictions affect several APIs: specifically, the Events APIs, Groups, Pages and Instagram.
Here are some of the changes:
- Access to API Events, Groups, Pages, and Instagram ends with new developers.
- From today, all applications που έχουν πρόσβαση ή επιδιώκουν να αποκτήσουν πρόσβαση στο API των Events, Groups και Pages θα πρέπει να υποβληθούν σε επίσημη ανασκόπηση. Αυτό σημαίνει ότι οι εφαρμογές που έχουν επί του παρόντος πρόσβαση στα API των Events και Groups θα χάσουν την πρόσβαση τους για όσο διάστημα ελέγχονται.
- Facebook also closes part of Instagram's API, which was scheduled to take place on July 31.
- Apps that seek to use the Groups API must first be approved by a Group Administrator.
- Facebook will authorize access to the Pages API with base whether the applications “provide useful services to the community”.
- Accessing participants' list of Events invited will no longer be available in applications using the Events API
The company also announced that from Monday a link will appear at the top of the news feed of the users, which will lead to a page showing how much of their data they share with third-party applications.
At a teleconference with reporters, Zuckerberg said the goal of the changes was to ensure that users could only share the data they choose with applications they want to connect.
You can read more about the direct changes made to APIs from here.