Social network Facebook (FB) has suspended 200 apps in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco.
It said on its official blog: We have large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible. 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. Where we find evidence that these or other apps did misuse data, we will ban them and notify people via this website. It will show people if they or their friends installed an app that misused data before 2015 — just as we did for Cambridge Analytica.
There is a lot more work to be done to find all the apps that may have misused people’s Facebook data – and it will take time. We are investing heavily to make sure this investigation is as thorough and timely as possible. We will keep you updated on our progress.
The app investigation & audit was initiated by Founder Mark Zuckerberg on March 21.
Facebook said the investigation process was “in full swing”, in 2 phases. A comprehensive review to identify every app that had access to this amount of Facebook data is undertaken, & then FB conducts interviews, make requests for information (RFI) — which ask a series of detailed questions about the app & the data it has access to, & to perform audits that may include on-site inspections.
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