Facebook and Instagram have announced a set of API shutdowns and changes designed to stop developers from being able to pull your data or your friends’ data without express permission, drag in public content or trick you into sharing. Following its recent spate of disasters, Facebook seems to be attempting to make good on Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to prioritize user safety and data privacy over its developer platform. Some of these changes go into effect immediately, and others roll out on August 1, so developers have some time to comply. For context, APIs or Application Programming Interfaces are a software layer that allows applications to access features or data from a platform like Facebook. Apps can no longer post from your account One of the biggest changes will impact apps that use a Facebook Login (Facebook Login API), going forward all…
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