Privacy, Facebook’s User ID will be encrypted
Facebook published an important post for developers and signed by Mike Vernal, all relating to the privacy problem that popped up in recent days about some applications, but let’s see what it says.
Facebook: Encrypt User ID’s
In recent weeks, all you heard about the privacy issues relating to new groups (article here), but especially those relating to major applications used by users, see Farmville, they would receive from the Facebook user ID and then send it back in some cases channels advertising.
As a first response Facebook attributed the problem to a simple mistake, but given the great fuss that was raised, Zynga (manufacturer of Farmville and other games) was involved in a class action and represented some U.S. politicians have called for a formal explanation Facebook, at this point Facebook has had at least show willingness to resolve this alleged error.
The post explains how the group intends to solve the problem, which of course can not be solved immediately but with a solution fairly quickly, in fact, Facebook says, with all the details of the case for developers, you want to encrypt the data passed to applications so as to make them unusable for other purposes.
Despite this, Facebook does not assume full responsibility for what happened, explaining that in a sense this is part of the rules of the Web, which is why the group would work with experts and manufacturers Browser to find something that solves the problem of privacy on the Web in a radical way.
Regarding the proposal for the special case will now be accepted by the developers and receive community feedback, only after that we will know if the efforts of Facebook was considered sufficient and whether they are achievable in the short term.