FACEBOOK HAS SUSPENDED 200 APPS
- Facebook has suspended 200 apps
- the apps that have access to large quantities of user data
- response to political scandal
World’s top social networking site, FACEBOOK, has suspended round 200 apps, so far in data misuse investigation.
FACEBOOK said that it has investigated thousands of the apps to discover the apps with excessive amounts of user data. Facebook has informed that the fate of those on-going investigation apps depends upon the results.”The investigation will determine whether the data was exploited or not”, a statement by Facebook Vice President of product Partnership, Ime Archibong. “it will take some time to verify whether these apps did abuse to the Facebook user data or not but with a large number of internal and external hard-working and supportive staff. With this, he also assured the users of their security and privacy.
The apps were not named but in a blog post from one of the VPs of the company, on Monday morning, FACEBOOK informed about the suspended pending in an investigation that will identify, whether these apps are really misusing user data or not. The most important thing about these suspended apps is that these apps had access to the heavy quantity of user data.
Shares of those companies were up to 0.4 percent at $87.65 in premarket, on Monday.
This action by FACEBOOK could be taken as the response to the scandal around the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
Facebook official social handle with a new tweet, today:
App investigation we promised post-Cambridge Analytica is in full swing: thousands of apps have been investigated; around 200 suspended while we thoroughly investigate whether they did in fact misuse any Facebook data. https://t.co/Cr4E55MDedhttps://t.co/oBRRXv8bP1
— Facebook (@facebook) May 14, 2018
Facebook is trying to focus on those apps which were allowed from 2014 and earlier, to post information from the user as well as from their friends.
It is good to see that Facebook is taking steps for the security purpose to the users. This may change the critics, came after the theft of user’s data. For which the company and its billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerburg had to apologise 8 times.
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