Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

15 May, 2018 | 4:58 pm

REUTERS – Facebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

According to Facebook’s vice president of the Product partnership, Ime Archibong, The apps were suspended pending a thorough investigation into whether they misused any data.

Facebook said it has looked into thousands of apps till date as part of an investigation that Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced on March 21.

Zuckerberg had said the social network will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before the company curtailed data access in 2014.


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