200 Apps Suspended By Facebook

On May 14th, 2018, Facebook announced that it has suspended around 200 apps as part of its ongoing investigation of third-party apps which could have misused users’ data.

After the Cambridge Analytical scandal, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would take measures to restore trust with users.

All apps that were given access to user data and demonstrating suspicious behavior since then would be apart of the investigation.

Today, it has been announced after auditing that, it found and suspended around 200 suspicious apps.

“The investigation process is in full swing, and it has two phases,” noted Ime Archibong, VP of product partnerships at Facebook, in a blog post. “First, a comprehensive review to identify every app that had access to this amount of Facebook data. And second, where we have concerns, we will conduct interviews, make requests for information (RFI) — which ask a series of detailed questions about the app and the data it has access to — and perform audits that may include on-site inspections.”

Because of the Cambridge Analytica data breach, Facebook has set up a website for users to check if their information had been accessed.

Here is the link to check – https://www.facebook.com/help/yourinfo

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