Sep 20, 2019

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps

Facebook says it has suspended tens of thousands of apps as part of an investigation it launched in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal. Facebook said not all the apps posed a threat to users. As part of that, in March last year Facebook launched an investigation into apps on its platform, involving hundreds of lawyers, data scientists and engineers. Facebook has released little specific information on the tens of thousands of apps or hundreds of developers in question. Some apps were banned completely for reasons including inappropriately sharing data obtained from Facebook or making data publicly available without protecting people's identity.

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