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Facebook Cracks Down on Tens of Thousands of Shady Apps

DATE POSTED:September 20, 2019

It's now been about a year and a half since the Cambridge Analytica revelations broke, and Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB) reputation has never quite recovered. The tech giant commenced an App Developer investigation in the wake of that scandal, which revealed that the political consulting firm abused its access to Facebook's platform to harvest data on nearly 90 million users in order to inform political campaign strategies. The company has been quick to point out that it changed its policies back in 2014 in ways that would minimize the possibility of similar transgressions occurring in the future.

As part of that investigation, Facebook has uncovered "tens of thousands" of shady apps that it has now suspended from its social networking platform.

Image source: Facebook.

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