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Facebook has suspended more than ten thousand apps that access user data after the Cambridge Analytics incident

On Friday, September 20, 2019. Facebook revealed that had suspended tens of thousands of apps because the company was investigated in March last year. According to the Cambridge Analytics scandal on the data collected by more than 87 million Facebook users has been investigated and fined $5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). On charges of not being able to protect the privacy of 2.4 billion users.

The suspended app is linked to approximately 400 developers and Facebook adds that “There is no indication that these apps are threatening users.” There are many apps that are suspended because they do not respond to requests for information in a Facebook investigation and many apps are sharing inappropriate user data, causing data to Public without protecting the user’s personal information. Also on Friday, at Boston state court document said that Facebook suspended 69,000 apps which about 10,000 were using incorrect or inappropriate user personal information.

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