It seems as if Facebook, the social media platform turned company, is not going to catch a break anytime soon. Earlier this year, there was a big scandal that emerged out of Facebook. This was regarding the company sharing personal user information to a company called Cambridge Analytica. Once the scandal got highlighted, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerburg has had a tough time. He has had to travel a lot in order to testify himself. First, Mr. Zuckerburg testified himself in front of the U.S. Senate. After that, he went to the UK Senate in order to answer some burning questions there.
Now, there is one more problem that has come in the light which also involves Facebook. According to a report by Techcrunch, Facebook mistakenly leaked reports of their developer’s analytics to testers. This is particularly big since the report contains secret data such as sensitive business information, including weekly average users, page views, and new users. Now, this information can be used for anyone who has access to this reports in many ways that are unimaginable. Ever since Techcrunch got the tip, they had contacted Facebook for clarification. Now, the search giant has confirmed that “3 percent of apps using Facebook Analytics had their weekly summary reports sent to their app’s testers”.
Now, it is to be noted that only the app’s developers, admins, and analysts are handed out these reports by the company. Facebook has also confirmed that the bug or mistake from the company has now been fixed to the fullest. In response to the leaks, Facebook is letting the affected developers know about this mistake. The company has clarified that they are sending emails to all the developers whose analytics reports had been sent to testers so that they are well informed about this bug. On a side note, this bug was caused due to Facebook’s Mail Delivery System.