In April 2018, Facebook revealed that 87 million users have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica case, much more than 50 million users initially thought. The company allowed to access to the personal data of around 87 million Facebook users without their explicit consent.
After the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal in 2018, the social network giant launched a review of privacy practices. Facebook’s review of all apps on the platform aimed at determining alleged abuse of user data and violation of its privacy rules.
Now Facebook announced that the suspensions of tens of thousands of apps.
According to vice president of partnerships Ime Archibong, the suspensions are “not necessarily an indication that these apps were posing a threat to people.” Archibong also added that some “did not respond to our request for information.”
In July, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved a record $5 billion settlement with Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
“Any developer that doesn’t go along with these requirements will be held accountable.” concluded Archibong.
(SecurityAffairs – social network, privacy)