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Facebook’s Suspension of ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Reveals Wider Privacy IssuesND

Kate Conger, Gabriel J.X. Dance and Mike Isaac, The New York Times, Friday 20th September, 2019

Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps for improperly gathering users’ personal information. The suspension highlights the privacy concerns that have troubled the social media company for several years remain an issue. Unsealed court filings revealed Facebook had suspended 69,000 apps and 10,000 apps were flagged for potentially misappropriating personal data. Facebook’s privacy concerns trace back to an investigation that began in 2018 after revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a British consultancy company had used Facebook users’ personal information without their permission. Jules Polonetsky from the Future of Privacy forum called for the US Federal Trade Commission to act quickly against developers who break rules around customer data. “Every company, and especially the app developers involved, needs to understand that there are consequences for abusing consumer data.”

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