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12:07 am on May 10, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I just got a couple of emails from Facebook regarding an app review for my websites.

The websites use Facebook via OAuth for creating new accounts and login purposes (for the last 3 or 4 years). We don't use any friend data just information like name, email and user page.

Anything people recommend I should do before starting the review process? Is it better to wait a bit before doing the review?


App Review required by August 1, 2018 to retain existing permissions and features

The Facebook App Review process and API permissions model have been updated. Learn More.

In order to maintain your current API access, your app will need to be submitted for review by August 1, 2018. If your app is not submitted for review, you will lose access to these permissions and features.

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The Facebook Platform APIs have been updated with these changes. Please review the FAQ to ensure you request the correct permissions and features with your app review submission.

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11:00 am on May 10, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I guess that you just have to review carefully their new terms, and FAQ to be sure to understand all the tiny prints and details. To be sure your usage is compliant.
1:59 pm on May 13, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Yup I plan on doing that. Sites are not super busy or anything but I am surprised I have not seen any real mention of this on the net yet. I am assuming this has something to do with the recent Privacy overhaul Facebook is doing.
2:15 pm on May 13, 2018 (gmt 0)

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There has also been a recent corporate re-organization that changes the people in charge of various FB services and how they interact: [webmasterworld.com...] as well as changes to comply with the upcoming GDPR data security concerns.
6:04 am on May 15, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Recent MSM reports of FB nixing 200 apps from their eco-system might also suggest a notification to others in the app community is reasonable.
7:48 am on May 15, 2018 (gmt 0)

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They need to verify what people are exactly doing.
2:07 pm on May 15, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Facebook issued an update to their App audit [newsroom.fb.com] yesterday that shows it is an audit of all FB apps. There was supposed to have been an audit in 2015 after the FTC consent decree, so this is catch-up work.

If anyone wants to know whether their own data was snagged by an App (since they were allowed to include Friends' data without consent) they can check for that here: [facebook.com...]

6:50 pm on May 15, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I bet they are discovering "interesting" things, while auditing these app...