Facebook’s retroactive purge of data collection abusers is underway.
In a blog post, Facebook delivered an “update” on its efforts to audit all apps that had access to large amounts of data, prior to the policy change it made in 2014 banning the mass collection technique used by Aleksandr Kogan and Cambridge Analytica.
To date, Facebook says is has investigated “thousands” of apps. It has already suspended around 200 apps, pending further investigation into whether their data collection constituted misuse.
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“The investigation process is in full swing,” Ime Archibong, Facebook’s VP of product partnerships wrote. “We have large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible.” Read more…
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