Facebook suspends 200 apps over possible data misuse

Facebook suspends 200 apps over possible data misuse

Mired in the massive data breach controversy, Facebook has rolled out biggest-ever shuffle at the senior management level since its inception - across platforms, including WhatsApp and Messenger.

In Cambridge Analytica's case it was more than 87 million people, so the amount doesn't sound that great.

"To date, thousands of apps have been investigated and around 200 have been suspended - pending a thorough investigation into whether they did in fact misuse any data", the executive noted.

Facebook has suspended 200 apps for possible misuse of user data.

Social-media companies have come under intense scrutiny over reports that Facebook failed to protect the privacy of its users.

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In 2014, Facebook revealed a policy change restricting access to client information, however, noticed that a few applications still had the information it had acquired before the modification.

The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI are investigating Cambridge Analytica, a now-defunct political data firm embroiled in a scandal over its handling of Facebook user information, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

LESTER: The whole Cambridge Analytica scandal never would've happened because Facebook would've done what it was supposed to do, which is cut off access to all these third-party apps.

Company whistleblower Christopher Wylie confirmed to the Times that he had been questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department, adding, "We plan to meet again to provide substantive answers to the investigators". As a steady follow-up of the Guardian's unfurling in the month of March this year, Facebook Inc. The data from more than six million users was used in more than 45 peer-reviewed research publications, according to Cambridge.

Researchers working with the myPersonality project, including app creator David Stillwell, shared anonymous samples from the project with other researchers around the world, according to myPersonality. They mentioned that the committee found Schroepfer's responses to questions lacking and asked Zuckerberg to appear or the Facebook CEO will face the consequences.

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