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Facebook has been accused of deceiving developers after it emerged that the social networking site did nothing to verify the security of applications it was paid tens of thousands of dollars to review, and which it assured users had been checked. It is believed Facebook was paid up to $95,000 (Â£60,600) by developers whose applications were entered into its verified apps scheme. The system gave a green tick of approval to apps that passed what Facebook described as its "test for trustworthy user experiences". An investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revealed that Facebook took no steps to review the applications in its now-closed scheme. Facebook awarded the verified badge to 254 applications, according to the FTC. View the full article