Money Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

15:56  14 may  2018
15:56  14 may  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data , in a response The apps were suspended pending a thorough investigation into whether they misused any data , said Ime Archibong

It’s not clear that any of those apps have actually abused their access to Facebook user data , but Facebook has some concerns and is suspending them from working “pending a thorough investigation into whether they did in fact misuse any data .”

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration© REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration Facebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

The apps were suspended pending a thorough investigation into whether they misused any data, said Ime Archibong, Facebook's vice president of product partnerships.

Facebook said it has looked into thousands of apps till date as part of an investigation that Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced on March 21.

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Facebook has suspended 200 apps over possible data misuse in response to the Cambridge Analytica data debacle. It did not name the apps that have been suspended but said they would be subject to a more thorough investigation into how they handle user data .

This article is over 1 month old. Facebook said it had investigated thousands of apps in the months following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook said it had suspended roughly 200 apps as part of its investigation into the potential misuse of personal data on the social network, the latest

Zuckerberg had said the social network will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before the company curtailed data access in 2014.

"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," Archibong said.

"We have large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible."

Facebook was hit by the privacy scandal in mid-March after media reports that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed data to build profiles on American voters and influence the 2016 presidential election.

The incident led to backlash from celebrities and resulted in the company losing billions in market value. Zuckerberg apologized for the mistakes his company made and testified before the U.S. lawmakers.

The company, however, regained much of its lost market value after it reported a surprisingly strong 63 percent rise in profit and an increase in users when it announced quarterly results on April 25.

Shares of the company were up 0.4 percent at $87.65 in premarket trading on Monday.

(Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty and Arun Koyyur)

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