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Facebook Suspends 200 Apps, Possible Data Misuse

16 May 2018

It seems the CEO isn't too anxious about the Committee's "invitation", though.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg continues to shun UK Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee, declining to give evidence on numerous occasions.

At the same time as threatening Zuckerberg with a summons, the committee issued Facebook 39 questions it said CTO Mike Schroepfer had failed to answer in his evidence to MPs.

The company has actively taken steps to address user concerns, but users weren't the only ones who had tough questions for the social media platform.

But committee chairman Damian Collins said Facebook failed to provide "a sufficient level of detail and transparency" and complained of discrepancies between Mr Schroepfer's testimony and answers provided by Mr Zuckerberg to the US Senate.

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After Facebook, another major has now been caught up in the data scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, the British political consulting firm which collected the data of almost 87 million users without their knowledge and permission, according to a media report.

However, over 280 people had access to the data through a collaborative website, which was so poorly protected that its password could be found within a minute of an online search, according to New Scientist's report. It added that it had taken action against 370,000 apps in 2017. From researchers at universities to people at companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo - everyone had fun with your data and all the intimate answers entered in the quiz. The move was made in response to a scandal around Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy firm.

Unfortunately, it appears there may have been others, as the audit has uncovered another 200 Cambridge Analytica-type apps out there. For those unaware, in 2014, Facebook had changed its policies to no longer allow developers accessibility to information of their app users' friends.

UK Parliament roars: Oi!

Ime Archibong said that where they discover prove that these or different applications misused information, they will boycott them. Between 9 and 16 April, the Facebook Like button appeared on 8.4 million websites, the Share button on 931,000 websites, and there were 2.2 million Facebook Pixels installed, the biz said. Here both cases mount up to being peas in the pod; both tests were initiated in the University of Cambridge and both of them had Aleksandr Kogan as a common researcher. "We were disappointed after providing a very significant amount of information to the committee at the last hearing the committee declared our response insufficient", wrote Stimson.

Facebook Suspends 200 Apps, Possible Data Misuse