Facebook Blocked 200 Apps For Data Misuse

Now Facebook exposes psychological tests of 3 million

Now Facebook exposes psychological tests of 3 million

As part of its inquiry, the committee has been investigating allegations of the improper use of data for 87 million Facebook users by Cambridge Analytica, which was hired by President Donald Trump's 2016 US election campaign.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook Inc's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S. May 1, 2018.

Experts are anxious that the researchers didn't do enough to anonymize the data, as well. However, its head said that they lacked the detail they were looking for.

On Reddit, readers are condemning IBM for sending more than 100 executives to Capitol Hill this week in an effort to prevent US policy makers from copying GDPR, Europe's new privacy standards, which give citizens the right to access their personal data and learn how it's being used, prevents companies from processing personal data unless users give explicit consent, and requires them to adopt privacy by design principles, among other restrictions.

"Twitter has also made the policy decision to off-board advertising from all accounts owned and operated by Cambridge Analytica".


Cambridge Analytica, which announced it was closing earlier this month, has denied misusing Facebook data for the Trump campaign, and maintains its employees behaved ethically and lawfully. A Cambridge Analytica spokesperson said the company used Twitter for political advertising but insisted that it had never "undertaken a project with GSR focusing on Twitter data and Cambridge Analytica has never received Twitter data from GSR".

"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", said Collins.

Facebook is suspending about 200 apps it believes may have misused data.

Social-media companies have come under intense scrutiny over reports that Facebook failed to protect the privacy of is users.

Facebook also fired a parting shot at the committee, as it pointed out that it had held lengthy meetings and evidence sessions across the world, provided written submissions and that "one of the most senior people in the company has given 5 hours of testimony" to the MPs. About 270,000 people downloaded Kogan's personality-quiz app, which shared information on the people and their friends that then was improperly passed to Cambridge Analytica.

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