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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deaths declined from 990,000 to 940,000 year-on-year, compared to 1.9 million in 2005 and 1.4 million in 2010. ART inhibits the virus and can limit its spread between people, mainly through sex, but does not kill it.
Trading companies that have no experience in commerce with third countries - non-EU members - should learn about the procedures. With the clock ticking, May gathered her warring ministers on July 6 and persuaded them to back a new free trade area on goods.
Photos posted on social media show a vehicle crashed outside the store entrance as heavily armed police swarm the area. A woman believed to have been shot was dragged away from the entry while unconscious.
The banned substances were found in a legal dietary supplement but the supplement did not list the substances as ingredients. I felt like my career and everything I had worked so hard for was dying and my future was hanging in the balance .
As reported by India Today eyewitnesses said that Siddharth was driving the BMW X5 and he looked quite shaken post the accident. Only after the results arrive will we be able to ascertain whether Shukla was under the influence of alcohol.
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.
Rosenstein defends charging Russians as a deterrent
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.
‘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.
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.