Facebook Blocked 200 Apps For Data Misuse

Another Facebook privacy scandal — three million users' data exposed by quiz

Another Facebook privacy scandal — three million users' data exposed by quiz

The meeting occurred last month, as part of the fallout of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Mr Archibong said Facebook would "show people if they or their friends installed an app that misused data before 2015" at this website, but affected users would not be able to claw that information back. The terms allow the myPersonality team to use and distribute the data "in an anonymous manner such that the information can not be traced back to the individual user".

"First, a comprehensive review to identify every app that had access to this amount of Facebook data".

"It is disappointing that a company with the resources of Facebook chooses not to provide a sufficient level of detail and transparency on various points including on Cambridge Analytica, dark ads, Facebook Connect, the amount spent by Russian Federation on United Kingdom ads on the platform, data collection across the web, budgets for investigations, and that shows general discrepancies between Schroepfer and Zuckerberg's respective testimonies", said chair of the committee Damian Collins MP.

The investigation, which Archibong says is "in full swing", has covered thousands of apps so far (no word on how many apps Facebook has left to scrutinize). "We have large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible".

Outside of that key 200 figure, Facebook's revelations leave a lot of important details out.

The chore of patching Facebook's colossal security problem is far from over.

Facebook suspended the app on April 7, after it accessed the "Big Five" personality scores of 3.1 million users, and two million status updates from over 150,000 users, including details about age, gender and relationship status from 4.3 million people.

If the former, the final tally could (hopefully) end up much lower than 200.

We also don't know what criteria Facebook will use to determine whether a company is in violation of its policies, or how extensive each individual examination will be.

In 2016, Facebook believed CA when it said that it had deleted the data it had stored, only to find out the truth in 2018 after a whistleblower came forward.

In 2014, Facebook revealed a policy change restricting access to client information, however, noticed that a few applications still had the information it had acquired before the modification. But these 200 apps will undoubtedly add to the 87 million users affected by Cambridge Analytica alone.

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