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Facebook suspends around 200 suspicious apps of "thousands investigated"

Facebook suspends around 200 suspicious apps of Facebook suspends around 200 suspicious apps of "thousands investigated"
Russell Knight | 14 May, 2018, 19:57

Facebook has now hinted at an answer May 14, announcing that it suspended 200 apps as it investigates whether they had misused people's data.

They centre around apps that were accessing user data before the firm announced it was changing its Graph API use policies in 2014 - prior to that, apps could ask for permission to slurp up info on not just a user, but also all of their friends. The company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised the investigation as one of a number of measures put in place to handle the scandal.

Facebook is auditing each and every app that has access to the data of its over 2 billion users and has already suspended 200 apps which failed to comply with its policies, the social media giant said on Monday.

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

ICSE, ISC results declared; girls outperform boys yet again
Similarly, in the Class 10 examination, the pass percentage of girls is 98.95 per cent while that of boys is 98.15 per cent. This year, around 81,000 students appeared for ISC exams and around 1.84 lakh students took the class 10 ICSE board exams.

Top Russian, Iranian diplomats to discuss ways of salvaging Iran nuclear deal
As he arrived in Beijing, Zarif said Tehran was "ready for all option (s)", according to the semi-official ISNA news agency. China also committed itself to multilateralism and global agreements.

NES Classic Edition Makes A Return To Stores On June 29
Nintendo will also be shipping out an additional wave of Super NES Classic units. 3, Donkey Kong , Balloon Fight and many more. When will the NES Classic be released? These games included such greats as The Legend of Zelda , Super Mario Bros .

The investigation is ongoing but the site has confirmed hundreds of apps have so far been suspended, pending further analysis of their behaviour.

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. Some Facebook users took a personality test within an app on the site that harvested data about them, which Cambridge Analytica then allegedly used during President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

If Facebook finds any offenders as it trawls through the apps, it says it will update its 'How can I tell if an app may have misused my Facebook information?' page, so be sure to bookmark it.

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