Facebook Has Suspended 200 Apps With Extensive Access To Personal Data

In the wake the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it seems as if Facebook has learned its lesson. Cambridge Analytica illegal attained millions Facebook user's data, and then lied about deleting the information when in fact they held on to the data. The data firm was then hired by the Trump Administration, and the data was used to discern user's voting preferences. The scandal landed Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg in front Congress, testifying on the situation. Honestly, the people in Congress sounded absolutely clueless when it came to social media, and it seems like it's more in the hands the creators and the users to monitor our information rather than relying on the government to fix the situation. 

To prevent another scandal similar to Cambridge Analytica, Zuckerberg and Facebook have suspended 200 apps that had access to extensive user information. According to Variety, Facebook has investigated thousands apps to discern whether they were overstepping privacy regulations on the social media site. 200 apps were found to have possibly done just that, and now the developers will be interviewed and their records will be investigated. Although the Cambridge Analytica scandal was bad for press, Facebook's overall daily active user base grew in the first quarter 2018.

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