Facebook said it was looking into whether some of these deals were in violation of its policies on surveillance.
The newspaper cited documents which it claimed showed that Crimson had used publicly accessible data from Facebook to study public opinion of president Vladimir Putin, as part of its contract with the Russian group, and said it had accumulated the largest repository of public social media posts from a variety of sites and apps.
For now it's just a suspension - there's no evidence of wrongdoing yet - but Crimson Hexagon was blocked from the Facebook and Instagram feeds after the Wall Street Journal raised questions about its connections to the United States government, a Russian organization linked to the Kremlin, and the Turkish government.
The company has had contracts in recent years to analyse public Facebook data for third-party clients, the report claimed.
"We don't allow developers to build surveillance tools using information from Facebook or Instagram", the Facebook spokesman said in the e-mail statement.
He added: "We need to really take the oversight of these organisations seriously and they should not be at the table".
Proteas floundering despite Maharaj wicket haul Dananjaya and Rangana Herath frustrated South Africa through the morning session as they added 61 runs to the overnight total. Sri Lanka are without regular captain Dinesh Chandimal, who is suspended for the series over a ball tampering incident.
Cousins fires back at critics: 'I don't give a f-' Boogie continued by saying "time is on my side" regarding his recovery, and that it helps that "I'm not needed right away". When he was asked about his relationships with Golden State's biggest stars, Cousins revealed who his favorite Warrior is.
In a blogpost published Friday afternoon, Bingham drew a distinction between Cambridge Analytica, which collected private data from Facebook users, and Crimson Hexagon, which he said only used public social media data. The company's customers include Adidas, BBC, General Motors, Samsung and Twitter and Walmart. People can share their information with developers on Facebook and Instagram - just as they can when they download an app on their phone. It did not respond to a request for comment.
It said Crimson Hexagon appears at least once to have mistakenly received private data from Facebook's Instagram service.
Facebook does not prohibit third parties like Crimson Hexagon from providing data to government agencies for market research purposes, for example when the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wanted to find out how people perceived the organization.
In a blog entry posted by the firm on Friday, its chief technology officer Chris Bingham defended the company's work - without specifically mentioning Facebook's investigation.
Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Cork, Professor Barry O'Sullivan, said when it comes to data privacy and data protection, social media platforms should not be allowed to regulate themselves.
You could be forgiven for arguing there seem to be really only three or four stories about Facebook at the moment, and that the crush of news coverage lately generally falls into one of those buckets.
The Pacific Legal Foundation, a conservative law firm headquartered in California, lobbied for some of the changes. Environmental and animal advocates have been waiting for this proposal since the day Trump was inaugurated.
Critics have said the Obama administration should have done more to inform the American public about Russian interference. He cited Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, who last Friday said that Russia's actions have continued.
I have to respect the U.S. authorities in their process of visas. "When he doesn't play, we have to make decisions". Man United are still looking for their first Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
Police have been trying to determine whether the shooting was a random or a targeted act. 'The suspect was on a bicycle as well. Hausknecht was going in to work at Houston Methodist Hospital when he was shot, the hospital's CEO said in an email to staff.
A South Korean Financial Ministry official responsible for the issue said that Russian Federation may be able to claim ownership. Shinil is unlisted but its president recently agreed to acquire shares in a local company, Jeil Steel.
Hilde Hall, a transgender woman , said she tried to fill a hormone replacement prescription at a CVS pharmacy back in April. In a statement to Rewire.News on Thursday, a CVS spokesman said the pharmacist is no longer with the drugstore chain.
A light rain in the morning that gave way to soft sunlight in the afternoon took some of the sting out of Carnoustie. One golfer has ever accomplished that in the modern era, and he's now four back of Spieth at this event.
For a stupid reason! Store owner Ali Selous says McGlockton was a frequent customer who was there buying candy for his little boy. Gualtieri said only the details surrounding Thursdays incident are relevant when assessing the " stand your ground " claim.
Mets close to sending Jeurys Familia to A's
Instead, Familia will line up as a set-up man alongside rookie Lou Trivino, who has a 1.22 ERA in 44.1 innings this season. Following the trade, the Athletics will have three high-end relievers to cover the final three innings of the game.
‘Increased cancer risk for diabetics’
Overall, the researchers found women with diabetes are 6% more likely to develop any form of cancer than men with diabetes. Women in the studies were particularly at greater risk of developing leukaemia, cancers of the stomach, mouth and kidney.