Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm Crimson Hexagon over data usage

Mail Online | 7/20/2018 | Associated Press
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Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares the site and Instagram's user data.

The social media giant has been facing increased scrutiny over how third-party firms use its data since news broke in March that data firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user data.

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Among the Crimson Hexagon's clients is a Russian nonprofit with ties to the Kremlin, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported news of Facebook's decision.

'We don't allow developers to build surveillance tools using information from Facebook or Instagram,' said Ime Archibong, Facebook's vice president of product partnerships.

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'We take these allegations seriously, and we have suspended these apps while we investigate.'

Facebook said Friday that Crimson Hexagon is cooperating and that so far its investigation hasn't found evidence that the firm obtained Facebook or Instagram...
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