Facebook suspends about 200 apps that may have misused data

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Facebook is shelving about 200 apps that it believes may have misused details.

The social media giant said in a blog post Monday that the rejections resulted from its investigation into all apps that had access to in general amounts of information before Facebook changed its platform policies in 2014. Those transforms, according to Facebook, significantly reduced the amount of data that apps could access.

Ime Archibong, vice-president of goods partnerships, says that if any evidence is found that the suspended apps or other apps should prefer to misused data, they will be banned. Users that may contain been exposed will be notified, as was the case when the Cambridge Analytica happening broke.

The company says that it has canvassed thousands of apps so far.

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