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Following Scandal Involving Cambridge Analytica 200 Apps Suspended by Facebook

Following Scandal Involving Cambridge Analytica 200 Apps Suspended by Facebook

Facebook had separated its investigation process into two phases: first, a comprehensive review of apps that had access to large amounts of user data, and then, interviews with the organizations behind the identified apps to determine what data it accessed and possible audits of the company connected to the app.

"The investigation process is in full swing", said an online statement from Facebook product partnerships vice president Ime Archibong. The company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised the investigation as one of a number of measures put in place to handle the scandal.

The suspensions support the defense of Aleksandr Kogan, who provided data from Facebook to Cambridge Analytica, that several apps besides that of his own had gathered huge amounts of information of users under the previously lax privacy rules for data on Facebook.

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Facebook did not provide any additional details as to which of the apps had been suspended, how many users had used the apps or what was the reason that led Facebook to suspect that those apps had been misused. He also made clear that where we had concerns about individual apps we would audit them - and any app that either refused or failed an audit would be banned from Facebook. As CNN explained, the goal is to crack down on any kind of egregious data breach like that of election consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook has now said that it has investigated "thousands of apps" since the audit began almost two months ago, of which "around 200" have been suspended.

Archibong does state that "there is a lot more work to be done" and that Facebook will keep you updated on any progress.


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