Facebook Blocks Path “Find Friends” Access Due To Spam Activity

Nothing quite like a good, old-fashioned cat-fight between social networks, huh? That's evidently what's ongoing between Facebook and Path. If you haven't been watching, Path has been taking a lot of heat recently for spamming contact lists with invites to join. Essentially, Path users inadvertently spammed just about everyone in their address book in recent weeks, and Facebook took notice. Now, Facebook has blocked Path's access to FB's social graph, which will disallow Path's "Find Friends" feature from working with FB data.


Of course, Path users can still login via Facebook and share content to their own personal FB walls, but the directory access is a no-go... at least for now. That's a huge blow for Path, which obviously relied on the larger network of Facebook and Twitter to grow its own user base, which is only at around 10 million. It's tough to say whether or not Facebook will even open the doors again, but it's probably a one-strike-and-you're-out situation.
Via:  The Droid Guy
Tags:  Facebook, spam, social, path
Comments
OscarGoldman one year ago

Meanwhile, Apple does jack ***. This is the second major offense for Path, but it hasn't been banned. Meanwhile, innocuous apps from other sources have been.

Apple = hypocrisy

Kidbest100 one year ago

Well, now all they have to do is get all those freaking game requests from spamming my page and maybe I'll use Facebook a little more often... (Probably not)

Seriously though, it's nice to see them taking at least a little action

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