Ended investigations Facebook about third-party applications on its platform, and concluded that there are tens of thousands of applications that are going to use users ‘ data said stop it all.
This investigation was begun last year with the spread of the scandal of the Cambridge sales where the company was consulting buy data of tens of millions of users collected from Facebook by the third party application.
I didn’t reveal Facebook strictly on the number of applications of the violation which stopped, but since the start of the investigation in May 2018 the number was per month at about $ 200 the application was stopped, and quickly doubled that number in May, but after a year of investigations reached a total of tens of thousands, out of the millions of apps that have been checked.
Note that these applications of the violation that has been disclosed to only go up to 400 developers, there is second question about how developers can launch a large number of applications of the violation without being detected until this late?.
And the misuse of users ‘ data any risk practices such as sharing those data with others without the user’s knowledge, making available its data to the public without the protection of the identity of the user.
I didn’t write the Facebook delete and stop the application of the offence, but that some of the developers prevented them from access to the platform it said to delete their account. Others raised them a lawsuit.
Recall that Facebook is currently facing 11 to achieve different from the United States Department of justice and Attorney General and the financial markets and Securities America about privacy violations and fraud. The Facebook has conducted a settlement with the Federal Trade amount of $ 5 million about privacy violations.