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Snapchat launches privacy-safe Snap Kit, the un-Facebook platform

Today Snapchat finally gets a true developer platform, confirming TechCrunch’s scoop from last month about Snap Kit. This set of APIs lets other apps piggyback on Snap’s login for sign up, build B

Facebook and Instagram Stories open to sharing from other apps

Facebook is recruiting help to make its Stories more interesting than Snapchat’s. Starting with Spotify, SoundCloud and GoPro, third-party apps can now let their users share to Facebook Stories

Facebook shuts down custom feed-sharing prompts and 12 other APIs

Facebook is making good on Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to prioritize user safety and data privacy over its developer platform. Today Facebook and Instagram announced a slew of API shutdowns and ch

Cambridge Analytica denies accessing data on 87M Facebook users…claims 30M

Cambridge Analytica is refuting a report by Facebook today that said Cambridge Analytica improperly attained data on up to 87 million users. Instead, it claims it only “licensed data for no mo

Facebook’s Eddie O’Neil takes over Platform as Deb Liu grows Marketplace

There's a new czar running Facebook's developer platform tools. Because Facebook's classifieds feature Marketplace is growing, it will now command the full attention of Deb Liu, who previously ran Pla

Facebook is testing a feature to prevent profile pictures being abused by other users

Facebook is introducing a new feature to give users peace of mind around how their profile photo can be used and accessed by others. The social network today announced a pilot program in India that is

Facebook’s Platform Mission: Help You Build, Grow, And Monetize

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, speaking on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 this afternoon, spoke of his vision for Facebook, explaining that when he thinks about the company’s mission in conn

Facebook Wants YOU (To Build Android Apps On Its Platform) So It Launched A New Android SDK And Dev Center

If Facebook's going to make money on mobile, it needs developers building social apps that send it content and buying ads. That's why making it easy to build Facebook-integrated apps is critical, and

Facebook Hooks Up With Adobe For Richer Social Applications In Flash

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/adobe-facebook.png" width="214" height="142" />Not to be outdone by <a href="http://myspace.com">MySpace</a> announcing a <a href="http