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Author Topic: News Article: Facebook Apps To Undergo Voluntary Validation  (Read 1809 times)


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News Article: Facebook Apps To Undergo Voluntary Validation
« on: September 17, 2008, 04:02 AM »
Users who wish to certify that their Facebook apps will not violate users' expectations will soon be able to volunteer to have them vetted by Facebook.

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After booting applications from Facebook this summer for violating user privacy, the social-networking company is gearing up to vet apps for trustworthiness as part of a voluntary validation program.

The validation badge will give Facebook members a gauge to use in deciding whether to add a particular app or not. Experts praise Facebook's effort, but say apps posing security risks will still be around despite that, partly because of the popularity of the network.

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