Facebook Updates User ID Policy, Puts Six Month Block on Rogue Application Developers

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Following an arguably overblown investigation into Facebook application developers sharing publicly-available user identification numbers with third parties, Facebook has made a few additional moves to clamp down on the problem. One is a policy update, another is punishment for those developers that purposefully sold this information — most had done it accidentally — and a third is confirmation of a change it previously proposed to how user IDs are handled.

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