Facebook suspends around 200 suspicious apps of "thousands investigated"

Facebook Suspends 200 Apps Pending Investigation Into Data Breaches After Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Social network Facebook has suspended nearly 200 applications for access to a large volume of personal user information.

It's important to note that the company isn't necessarily investigating apps that had access to the quiz app put together by Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan.

Facebook has suspended 200 apps following its ongoing investigation into the misuse of data. As a result, CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised that it would be investigating all apps that had access to large amounts of information, prior to the change in API policy back in 2014. Techcrunch also reports it's unclear what benchmark is used to define a "large amount of data", after receiving no answer from Facebook on the question.

Facebook has announced that in its investigation into other apps that may have misused user data is in "full swing".

Archibong said that large teams of internal and external experts are working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible.

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"Facebook's stated business model has morphed into a data aggregation and marketing scheme disguised as a social network", the filing states. "It will show people if they or their friends installed an app that misused data before 2015 - just as we did for Cambridge Analytica".

The company did not release the name of the apps it suspended. However, the social media giant is promising to invest heavily to ensure that the investigation is "as thorough and timely as possible". But at the time of writing, the page still only claims to test for the app MyDigitalLife, the app used by Cambridge Analytica to harvest personal data of Facebook users.

'We will keep you updated on our progress'.

Given the likely scale of data misuse by developers on its platform there is an argument for Facebook to publish a public list of suspensions. The company did something similar to notify people that their information had been shared with Cambridge Analytica by an app called "This Is Your Digital Life".

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