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Facebook suspends tens of thousands of data-scraping apps, its Cambridge-Analytica research

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Facebook has suspended the tens of thousands of apps in one way or another, the wrong information of the user, and if the company is confronted with a wide range of AMERICAN studies and as possible control measures.

The suspension was dramatically greater in number than the hundreds of apps, which is the world, the tech giant said that it had taken action against a before and after in the Cambridge Analytica scandal which prompted outrage from users, and digital rights advocates and lawmakers over privacy concerns.

The tech giant’s research, of all the apps you have access to vast amounts of information, started in March of 2018, and that the suspended apps will be associated with the approximately 400 developers.

“This is not necessarily an indication that the apps were a threat to the people. There were many who were not, but they were all still in their testing phase, when we suspended them,” the company said in a Friday blog post.

“It’s not unusual for a developer to have multiple test apps that will never be implemented. And, in some cases, the developer has not responded to our requests for information, so we suspended them, and in honor of our commitment to take action.”

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The company also said it has taken legal action in some cases.

Earlier this year, Facebook filed a lawsuit in California against the Rankwave, one of South korea’s, data analytics, a company that would work with the company’s investigation. And it is to bring a cause of action against the two companies, LionMobi and JediMobi, which apps to infect, the user of the mobile phone with malware in a kind of profit-generating scheme.

S. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., he said to The Washington Post: “It was not an accident. Facebook put up a neon sign that said, “Private information and Data, let the app’s developers have had their fill of Americans’ personal information. We would love to Mark Zuckerberg himself is responsible for it.”

“And now, barely 24 hours after insisting to my face that Facebook is taking privacy more seriously than anything else, FB, reveals a potentially huge data breach,” said Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, a Republican, on Twitter.

Facebook is facing pressure on several fronts.

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The social network of the new Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the agreement requires the developer to annually certify compliance with the company’s policies, or face the consequences.

While CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the round of Capitol Hill meetings for the past two days, he was asked if he was going to sell, Instagram, and WhatsApp) on anti-trust concerns (it doesn’t), and he has admitted that the company’s handling of a recent controversy over abortion is reflected in the bias.

The ubiquitous social platform, is also facing an anti-trust probe led by the attorney general — in addition to a separate COMMISSION study.

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