Facebook Announces Zero Tolerance Policy for Data Brokers: After discovering that a data broker paid application developers for Facebook users’ information, the social networking site announced it has a “zero tolerance” policy for data brokers. Facebook stated on its Developers Blog that data brokers “undermine the value that users have come to expect from Facebook.” Developers are prohibited from giving data from Facebook to data brokers, and Facebook also announced that it was suspending previous violators from accessing Facebook for 6 months. The policy announcement comes at the same time that Facebook has come under fire itself for a new feature, called “Friendship Pages.” The feature shares public information between “friends” to show the relationship histories between the users. Although the information is already public, some critics have claimed that Facebook should have notified all users of the new feature and given a clear opt-in or opt-out feature.