Oct 182010
 
 October 18, 2010  Breaches, Online

Alexia Tsotsis reports:

This weekend Facebook shut down some applications that were found by the WSJ to have been sharing Facebook User IDs (a unique profile identifier Facebook uses in its APIs) to independent ad networks and internet tracking services such as RapLeaf.

According to the Journal, these UID transferal issues were the primary reason Facebook took down apps run by the social gaming company LOLApps on Friday, including its popular flagship “Critter Island.” Two days later, according to a freshly minted blogpost, all LOLApps games are now officially back on the social site.

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