In Cambridge Analytica investigation, Facebook suspends 200 apps

In May 2018, Facebook said that as part of its investigation into how Cambridge Analytica had abused personal data on the social network, it had investigated thousands of apps on its platform and suspended about 200 of them. The company said it was investigating further to identify every app that may have misused users' personal data before the site's policy changed in 2014. Facebook said it would ban any further apps it found and notify users through a dedicated web page. Among those suspended were myPersonality, the quiz that inspired the app built for Cambridge Analytica by Aleksandr Kogan. CEO Mark Zuckerberg also announced a new "clear history" option that would permit users to delete their browsing histories from the site.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/may/14/facebook-apps-suspended-privacy-scandal-cambridge-analytica
writer: Sam Levin
publication: Guardian