FTC Finds Facebook’s "Verified Apps" Scheme Unverifiable
An FTC investigation into Facebook’s security and privacy activities has thrown up some red flags. For six months in 2009 Facebook charged developers to enroll their apps in a verification program. An FTC report suggests that Facebook pocketed the cash but did not carry out the suggested extra checks. (Facebook ended the program after the six-month period.) The first details about the Verified Apps program came to light when FTC first published its report in November 2011, which led Facebook and the FTC to a settlement.