Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps

Monday 23rd September 2019 - 16:24

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps

 Facebook says it has suspended tens of thousands of apps as part of an investigation it launched in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal.The suspended apps were associated with about 400 developers, it said.Facebook said not all the apps posed a threat to users.The company came under huge pressure in 2018 after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica had accessed many users' data without permission.

The political consultancy firm is alleged to have used this data - harvested by a personality quiz - to target political advertising.