Facebook Touts Improved Mobile Open Graph Access
Facebook today provided developers with a handful of new tools that it says will improve the way their apps interact with and pull content from Facebook. First, Facebook is offering a new API for its Open Graph that makes integrating the Graph with third-party apps much easier for developers. Second, it is improving app log-ins to make it easier for users (and developers) to log into apps with Facebook credentials and still maintain permission and privacy controls. Log-ins should also be faster. Last, Facebook has published iOS SDK 3.5 for developers. This latest SDK incorporates the changes mentioned above, and includes an updated Developer Center.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
Facebook Relying On AI for Its Own Artistic Filters
Facebook today announced Caffe2go, an artificial intelligence client that it is adding to its mobile applications for Android and iOS. Caffe2go is able to condense computations by a factor of 100, allowing it to efficiently perform neural network and machine learning tasks on mobile devices.
Facebook Connect Disconnected from Windows Phone
Facebook has updated its Graph API and the change will impact the Facebook Connect feature on Windows Phone handsets. The Facebook Graph API is what lets Microsoft connect users' Facebook accounts to their Microsoft accounts for the purposes of populating the People app with current contact data and newsfeed updates.
Facebook Offs Its Lifestage and Groups Apps
Facebook this week has done away with two separate apps, Lifestage and Groups. The Lifestage app, launched less than 12 months ago, was aimed at teens.
FTC Investigating Facebook's Privacy Practices
The Federal Trade Commission today said it is examining Facebook's privacy policies and practices. The inquiry comes as a result of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which saw the data of millions of Facebook users shared by an app to an analysis firm that use it create profiles of U.S.