Facebook suspends 400 apps, bans one in data use investigation

August 23, 2018


Facebook suspended 400 and banned one of the thousands of apps it’s investigated since the Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal began in March, the company said Thursday.

The company issued a full ban to myPersonality, one of the apps at the center of the scandal, on Wednesday after it didn’t agree to a request for audit. The social network suspended the app back in April.

“It’s clear that they shared information with researchers as well as companies with only limited protections in place,” Facebook wrote in a blog post.

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