Facebook suspended tens of thousands of apps after finding they inappropriately collected user data

Mail Online | 9/20/2019 | James Pero For Dailymail.com
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Facebook has suspended 'tens of thousands' of apps on its platform that were found to be 'inappropriately' sharing data.

The company did not describe the nature of the data collected and a request for comment by MailOnline has not been responded before time of publication.

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According to a blog post from the company on Friday, the suspension of those accounts was part of a broader privacy push from the company in the wake of scandals involving Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, which harvested the private data of 87 million users.

That data included information on attorneys, external investigators, data scientists, engineers, policy specialists and others, which was extracted in an effort to help the presidential campaign of Donald Trump.

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The suspensions are 'not necessarily an indication that these apps were posing a threat to people,' said a statement from vice president of partnerships Ime Archibong, adding that some 'did not respond to our request for information.'

Facebook says the investigation pored over millions of apps and of those reviewed, tens of thousands have been suspended...
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