On Facebook's Developers blog, the world's largest social networking company declared "zero tolerance" for data brokers, after a recent Wall St. Journal investigation revealed that some Facebook application developers have been selling Facebook users' information to data brokering firms, reports ReadWriteWeb. Facebook has responded to this news by banning the developers engaging in this practice from the site for a period of six months. To regain entry, the companies will have to submit their data practices for an audit to ensure compliance or the ban will remain in effect. WSJ's investigation, part of a series called "What They Know," has...

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