Facebook says it has suspended 200 apps for possible misuse of data
Since suspending Cambridge Analytica for the usage of an app to take advantage of consumer data just about two months in the past, Fb says it has now suspended an extra 200 extra apps.
Following the Cambridge Analytica information scandal, Fb mentioned it could start a radical audit and investigation of all apps on its platform with get entry to to huge quantities of consumer information. The corporate says it has now investigated 1000’s of apps and the outcome, to this point, has been the suspension of 200 apps that at the moment are pending an investigation.
Right here’s Facebook’s comment in regards to the apps which have been suspended:
To this point 1000’s of apps had been investigated and round 200 had been suspended — pending a radical investigation into whether or not they did in reality misuse any information. The place we discover proof that those or different apps did misuse information, we will be able to ban them and notify folks by means of this website online [“How can I tell if an app may have misused my Facebook information?“]. It’ll display folks in the event that they or their buddies put in an app that misused information earlier than 2015 — simply as we did for Cambridge Analytica.
Fb had separated its investigation procedure into two stages: first, a complete assessment of apps that had get entry to to huge quantities of consumer information, after which, interviews with the organizations in the back of the recognized apps to decide what information it accessed and conceivable audits of the corporate hooked up to the app.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg has prior to now mentioned any apps that refused to cooperate or failed an audit could be banned from Fb.
Within the weeks for the reason that Cambridge Analytica news broke, Fb has taken a number of steps to turn users it’s prioritizing protection measures around user data. Along with launching the app audit, Fb has modified app information insurance policies, limiting the volume of information available to developers. It has additionally launched an app removal tool for customers that makes it simple to take away more than one apps directly.
All the way through the F8 Convention at first of Would possibly, Mark Zuckerberg additionally introduced a coming “Clear History” tool that may permit customers to erase their surfing historical past on Fb.
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