At the center of the scandal involving Facebook user data abuse by Cambridge Analytica were some quiz applications. From those that tend to viralize on the social network. In this case, the application “thisisyourdigitallife” requested access to your data. And also the data of your friends to generate the answers.
Now, Facebook can ban this type of personality quiz to avoid other similar cases. The company confirmed the information in a text on the social network blog aimed at developers. According to the post, “applications with minimal utility” may no longer be allowed on the platform.
The company also took other measures to try to avoid such failures. From now on, data access permissions that are not used for 90 days will expire. This will require the user to re-authorize the application to collect this data. Facebook also promises to review and remove some underused permissions.
Facebook announced these measures just a week after it became embroiled in more problems related to user data security. Recently, a report revealed that CEO Marck Zuckerberg has openly discussed the sale of data to third parties. And the company has admitted that it has inadvertently stored the e-mail passwords of 1.5 million people.