Facebook shuts down friends data API to generate more trust among users

When signing on to a new app, Facebook users are often confronted with a disconcerting choice — let Facebook access information about hundreds of your closest friends without their knowledge or permission — or perhaps just give up that particular product or service. It’s surprising that such a policy did not generate more of a squeal, but maybe that’s because many apps let you opt out of revealing the most intrusive information. Today, Facebook announced it is shutting all that down with its migration to the Graph API 2.0. Changes take effect on April 30th. Companies did have fair warning. Facebook had already…

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