Where there are fruits, there will be the pests! Similarly, since Facebook has become so popular amongst people, it is easy for people with malicious intent to use it as a perfect tool to come forth and steal your personal data.
It can be as silly as a high school girl impersonating someone else, to a serious business level threat. For this reason (and many more) one has to make sure that they are absolutely prepared with what comes their way.
Now, maybe I am over reacting, but trust me, in my career in the digital sphere, I have seen so many things happen that nothing surprises me anymore. You can never be too safe with any networking site and so, prevent rather than being sorry later.
A sad app story
A Facebook Application Developer can tell you the infinite possibilities that one can explore with it. While most of the Facebook Application Development Companies are interested in creating apps with a business point of view, there will be a few who will try to seek personal data for various reasons.
Now, of course not everybody is trying to hack into your account to impersonate you, but there are many who would want to extract information for their vested interests in terms of getting access to your bank accounts.
Although it sounds farfetched, trust me, it is entirely possible. Softwares such as key logger have already helped in robbing many people and many facebook apps are on their way too.
Naturally, to maintain the sanctity and popularity of the site itself, Facebook has involved and incorporated many features that can help in protecting your privacy. Make sure you utilize all the features of the privacy settings so that no unwanted people can get your data.
Maintain some discretion on your end too. Do not post explicit pictures on Facebook because you never know who will download it and use it for some god forsaken purpose. Being vigilant at a personal level can save you a lot of trouble.
Read the Notes
Sometimes, when you click on ‘I accept the terms and conditions’ you fail to go through them thoroughly. People just breeze through it, or worse, just don’t bother reading it at all. Mostly many apps have the clause that by accepting it, you are authorizing them to use your personal data on your page. So later, if there is any dispute, they are the rightful owners of that data, having done nothing wrong.
Get the right Facebook application development company
If you are planning to start off with your own Facebook application then you must seek only a professional Facebook Application Developer from a reputed company to ensure that you app works correctly and helps you rather than pulling you down.
Data theft is a very real and imminent threat to businesses of every size and scope today. If you wish to stay ahead of competition and keep yourself floating in such a tight market you cannot simply rely on anyone and everyone.
It is always best to have an in house team for the needful, however, if it is a onetime task that may prove to be an expensive affair. So you can research the market well and identify a reliable company and hand over your internet troubles for them to take care. Since they are professionals of the same industry they know how to cut corners and help you by keeping your data safe while creating the best Facebook app for your company.