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Facebook Bars Developers From Surveillance After Activist Complaints

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The following is an excerpt from rt.com | March 13, 2017 |

After complaints by the California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and several other organizations, Facebook Inc. has banned apps that could be used for surveillance of Facebook and Instagram users and updated its policy on the subject.

“Today we are adding language to our Facebook and Instagram platform policies to more clearly explain that developers cannot ‘use data obtained from us to provide tools that are used for surveillance’,” Facebook’s Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Rob Sherman wrote on Monday.

The developer policy page was indeed updated with the language barring the use of apps for surveillance.

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