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Facebook Bolsters Privacy Measures With New Data Access Restrictions

April 5, 2018

Facebook on Wednesday listed a number of new data access restrictions as the social media company looks to reassure end users that their personal information will remain private. The new measures, detailed in a post by Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer, limit the personal data that apps can collect about end users – including their religion and political views – and place heavy approval requirements that third party apps need to fulfill in order to collect data.

“Overall, we believe these changes will better protect people’s information while still enabling developers to create useful experiences,” said Schroepfer.

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