After taking heat for shutting off some apps' access to friend-finding data, Facebook says it's just protecting its assets.
The social network published a blog entry today, explaining that it's changed its policies to clarify this stance. Facebook didn't respond to press inquiries yesterday about why it had shut off access to its application programming interface, or API, for a number of apps. Access to the API allows developers to add features like Facebook logins and Facebook friend searches.
Facebook's director of platform partnerships and operations, Justin Osofsky, wrote in the blog that the company has … Read more