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A New Domain Name For Your Polls

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Today we updated the domain name used for sharing polls to make it even shorter. The domain poll.fbapp.io has been effectively replaced by poll.app.do throughout the app. This shorter URL will be easier to type in a browser's address bar.

Prevent Fraudulent Voting With Facebook Profiles

We recently added a feature to help fight fraudulent voting for popular polls. You can now require participants to authorize the app before they submit the poll form. The app will store participants Facebook profile IDs and validate that each ID is unique. This effectively means that any given Facebook user will only be able to vote once.

Changes To The Poll App

Following the Facebook privacy stories of last week and the European Union GDPR regulation coming into force next month, we made a few changes to the Polls for Pages app to give participants more explicit control on the information they share with poll creators. Here are the changes you will notice starting this week when creating a poll:

Cómo utilizamos la información de su perfil de Facebook

Hemos recibido muchos correos preguntando por el uso de los datos que reunimos de Facebook, esto es debido a las noticias recientes sobre el uso de información personal que hacen personas externas a esta red social. Con este artículo esperamos clarificar la manera en que nuestras aplicaciones garantizan la protección de su información confidencial.

En primer lugar, nosotros operamos mediante un modelo de negocios con base en las subscripciones. En otras palabras, las subscripciones pagas a nuestros servicios generan nuestras ganancias. No lucramos con publicidad ni con la venta de la información que nuestra aplicación recolecta. Nuestra compañía no opera de ese modo y nuestra Política de Privacidad y Términos de Uso lo establecen claramente.

How To Deal With Vote Fraud

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If you run a popular voting contest where the stakes are high, chances are some people might try to cheat to increase their odds of winning. At its core, the internet is an anonymous protocol so there's no easy way to verify voters identity.

Introducing IP-Based Location

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You might have noticed that a new location field was added to the participants page and in the Excel export. This data indicates participants current country, state and city. We use a database to match participants IP addresses with their actual...