About Facebook, the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and WiFi apps using Facebook Login
Facebook recently announced restrictions on data usage by third party applications, including WiFi applications using Facebook Login.
On 21st March 2018 Mark Zuckerberg shared a post about the Cambridge Analytica scandal (read it here).
He reassured Facebook users’ about how their personal data are treated and, basically, took the blame for not protecting personal data as users would expect Facebook to do.
At the same time, he announced some future “restrictions” on data usage by third-party applications, like the ones used by Tanaza and its partners to allow Facebook Login to WiFi networks.
Unfortunately, the first restrictions were applied overnight without any previous communication to app developers.
From our own analysis, Facebook now requests developers to provide https URLs in applications. An alert appears, informing users that they are not forced to activate this option immediately, but they might be in the future.
Tanaza login applications for WiFi access to Facebook are perfectly working and no downtime has been registered on our systems due to the recent changes made by Facebook. However, some of our white label customers might experience issues or might receive alerts in relations to their login apps: we have already studied all the alerts shown in the Facebook Developers platform and described them in our article, with suggestions about what to do if you’re using Tanaza with Facebook login as a White Label Partner.
Other changes might possibly happen in the next weeks, as announced by Zuckerberg himself. We’ll keep you posted during the next days and weeks in relation to any changes happening within the Facebook Developers platform that might affect your systems.
For any questions, please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.