Facebook is always in news no matters its because of others or because of their own colleagues. This time Facebook researchers mistakenly leaked their own App analytical report to some app testers.
A Facebook developer reached out to TechCrunch describing a mistake that Facebook leaked app analytics reports to some incorrect recipients. As explained by the developer, Facebook mistakenly sent a weekly Facebook App Analytics summary to app testers outside the company. Unfortunately, it included sensitive information about business, such as the new users, average users per week, and page views, etc. Facebook confirms that the report didn’t contain any sensitive details itself. Instead, it contained a link to the actual details that is not accessible by the app testers.
They posted that
“We mistakenly sent the last weekly email summary to your Testers, in addition to the usual group of Admins, Analysts, and Developers who get updates. Testers were only able to see the high-level summary information in the email, and were not able to access any other account information; if they clicked View Dashboard they did not have access to any of your Facebook Analytics information.”
The issue all happened due to the error in their delivery mail system and they apologized for the error occured and they clarified that error has been removed and such errors won’t occur again.
Facebook spokesperson, Joe Osborne, explained
“Due to an error in our email delivery system, weekly business performance summaries we send to developers about their account were also sent to a small group of those developer’s app testers. We are sorry for the error and have updated our system to prevent it from happening again.”
Facebook really needs to pay attention on their employees and their system as in this year Facebook has been suffering all these stupid sort of errors and their policies has made them suffer hard so they had to change them. Well all they need is to pay attention.