Security technology company MyPermissions announced the launch of Online Privacy Shield 3.0 for iOS, which provides users with information on which applications are accessing their personal data via Facebook and other social networks and online services.
Not content to let Instagram have all the survey fun, some Facebook users (including this writer) began seeing invitations atop their News Feeds to participate in a survey about their experiences with Facebook Login and applications.
Facebook introduced login review at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco in April, in an effort to cut back on the number of permissions requested by applications, and in an update on its developer blog, software engineer Andreea Manole said more than 25,000 apps have been reviewed during the past six months, with the process wrapping up in less than one day in most cases.
Facebook finally began officially addressing concerns about the permissions and privacy settings in its Messenger applications, with some mobile users seeing posts atop their News Feeds titled, “Messenger: Myths vs. Facts,” containing a “Learn More” button that brings users to a post by Peter Martinazzi, a product manager on the Messenger team.
Online security firm Kaspersky Lab released its Friend or Foe Facebook application, which is aimed at helping users assess the potential threat levels caused by interaction with friends on the social network.
Most mobile applications include social logins, and Facebook Login is the most-used one by a healthy margin. At its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday, the social network introduced a new Anonymous Login feature for developers to include in their apps, as well as a new version of its standard Login, and a redesigned app control panel.
In mid-March, Facebook confirmed that it was developing a single interface to allow large advertisers, enterprises, and agencies to manage multiple campaigns and pages, Business Manager. The social network announced Monday in a post on its Facebook for Business page that it was expanding the availability of Business Manager, adding that it is currently available to a “limited number” of advertisers in the U.S., and that it will roll out internationally “within a few weeks.”
Facebook is preparing a new product that will give enterprises and agencies a single interface to manage multiple ad campaigns and pages, the social network confirmed to TechCrunch, saying that Business Manager is in what it is calling “focus release” with a select group of clients, and adjustments will be made before it is rolled out globally. A release date was not specified.
The latest entry into the field of enterprise resource planning platforms for Facebook and other social networks comes from Manalto, which announced its new cloud-based social media ERP system Thursday.
Facebook is working to remedy a vulnerability discovered by application security provider MyPermissions, which blocks users of the social network from revoking permissions granted to apps that allow them to access those users’ information.