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Facebook's purge so far: 69,000 apps suspended

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Facebook says it has suspended tens of thousands of apps as part of its ongoing investigation into data misuse that grew out of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. reports citing Associated Press that the company won't disclose the suspended apps, but a court filing unsealed on Friday put the number at 69,000. In a blog post, Facebook's Ime Archibong, vice president of product partnerships, writes that some of the apps have been banned.

"That can happen for any number of reasons, including inappropriately sharing data obtained from us, making data publicly available without protecting people's identity or something else that was in clear violation of our policies," Archibong writes. "We have not confirmed other instances of misuse to date other than those we have already notified the public about, but our investigation is not yet complete."

Massachusetts' attorney general launched an investigation into Cambridge Analytica in May 2018. The attorney general asked Facebook for information on apps in use prior to 2014. The subpoena revealed that Facebook has suspended 69,000 apps.

2019.09.23 / 17:38
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