Facebook has purged ‘tens of thousands’ applications

Facebook has disabled tens of thousands of apps on the social media network. The intervention is part of the ongoing investigation into app developers that Facebook started in the spring of 2018 in the aftermath of the privacy scandal surrounding Cambrigde Analytica. That campaign agency previously had unauthorized access to data from millions of Facebook users.

The disabled apps are associated with around four hundred app developers, according to Facebook. The tech company added that it doesn’t have to be that the apps automatically posed a threat to users.

“We are making progress. We will not catch everything, and part of what we will catch will be with the help of others outside of Facebook,” the company said in a blog post.

Facebook previously agreed with the US market watchdog FTC a fine of $ 5 billion for various privacy scandals. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is said to have not stood in the way of decisions regarding the management of personal data. With misleading information and settings, Facebook is said to have undermined the privacy wishes of users since 2012. Facebook also knew about the problems earlier.

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