FTC targets Facebook for deceptive security practices

Josh Peterson Contributor
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An investigation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has suggested that the social networking site fell short in reviewing and verifying applications, and therefore “deceived” developers over security ratings.

When developers passed along an application into the now-closed verified apps scheme, it is reported that the social networking site was paid up to $95,000 in order to give software green ‘ticks’ of approval. By doing so, individual applications were given a “test for trustworthy user experiences” by Facebook.

Full Story: FTC accuses Facebook of misleading developers over security