Jul 10, 2020

Apple apps collapse as Facebook takes blame

A range of apps on iPhones and iPads stopped working on Friday, with Facebook admitting it was to blame. Of this latest failure, Facebook said in a statement: "Earlier today, a code change triggered crashes for some iOS apps using the Facebook SDK. We identified the issue quickly and resolved it. We apologise for any inconvenience." The issues occur because app developers are encouraged to integrate the "Login with Facebook" feature, in order for the social network to take advantage of the data the apps collect on users. The two incidents have led some to question whether Facebook has too much power over independent apps. "Writing in May after the first crash, app developer Guilherme Rambo wrote:"It was as if Facebook had an 'app kill switch' that they activated and it brought down many of people's favourite iOS apps.

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