Archibong said that large teams of internal and external experts are working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible. Facebook offered an update on that investigation today, and the company said that of the thousands of apps it has looked into, "around 200" have been suspended while they await further review.
If Facebook discovers that an app misused data, the company said it would ban them and allow users to check whether they were affected through a dedicated webpage.
Facebook has suspended 200 apps following its on-going investigation into the misuse of data.
The apps in question pertain to usage before 2014, when the company adjusted its platform policy to reduce the volumes of data app developers could access. Facebook confirmed Monday that the app was suspended April 7.
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When asked during his testimony how long it would take Facebook to sift through all its apps, Zuckerberg said "months..."
Facebook has previously set up a website which automatically reveals to users (if they're logged in) whether Cambridge Analtyica may have accessed you or your friends' data.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal rocked Facebook to its core, resulting in Zuckerberg making numerous apologies and testifying before House and Senate committees.
We do know one of the apps, "myPersonality", was linked to Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge University professor who sold data from his personality test "thisisyourdigitallife" to political data firm Cambridge Analytica. So we will likely continue to hear about the many ways Facebook screwed up, but with as little transparency about specifics as possible.
It won't name names (yet), but Facebook has suspended 200 apps suspected of abusing its data policies. The resulting controversy resulted in Zuckerberg testifying before two US congressional hearings and Cambridge Analytica closing its doors. Facebook has shared this update in an audit process after nearly a month of grilling that Zuckerberg had to go through in front of the American Congress.