Announcing the investigation in March, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that any developers who failed or refused to comply with the audit would be banned from the platform. Archibong revealed that the investigation was conducted in a two-part process. Now it's announced it may have snagged up to 200 more potentially problematic apps - and it won't say what they are yet.
Where Facebook finds evidence that these or other apps did misuse data, it will ban them and notify people via this website. Those 200 app suspensions are the result of just the first stage of Facebook's review process. Instead, the company merely said that it's "investing heavily to make sure this investigation is as thorough and timely as possible". Instead, the company is simply investigating apps that have access to large amounts of data. As of Monday, April 9, users began seeing an app control link at the top of their News Feed. Whether or not each of the apps will be named and shamed remains to be seen, however. Users can remove apps no longer wanted.
Oracle claims Google exfiltrates 1GB of data from Android phones every month
Any location data that is sent back to Google location servers is anonymized and is not tied or traceable to a specific user. It said the Oracle experts had claimed that the snooping went on even if the mobile had no SIM or if aeroplane mode was on.
Researcher David Stillwell presenting at the Cambridge Data Science Summit in June 2017 about deriving conclusions about a person's IQ from their Facebook likes.
The company did not release the name of the apps it suspended. This functionality was already present in Facebook's privacy settings, but will be moved to ensure greater visibility.
"By granting this access, Android users were also automatically and unknowingly granting Facebook permission to "scrape", or automatically gather, Android users" call and text logs", the documents state.
Facebook, the University of Cambridge, the Psychometrics Centre and Aleksandr Kogan didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
La France parmi les favoris des bookmakers — Eurovision
En mai, c'est Elina Netsajeva, une chanteuse estonienne, qui était la favorite des bookmakers . Ils ont donc vu juste! Détail important, ils ne pouvaient pas voter pour leur pays.
This information isn't tied to a name/username, but to unique IDs associated with each user data set.
Facebook's retroactive purge of data collection abusers is underway.
Facebook is targeting third-party applications that use the platform to connect with users. In the future, the portal will be updated with information for other apps that could be found guilty of the same charges.
Facebook prohibited apps from doing this in a 2014 policy change.
Australian, Chinese double amputee summit Everest
Nepal has issued 346 permits to mountaineers for this year's spring climbing season, which runs from mid-April to the end of May. A Nepali-born Canadian, Sudarshan Gautam, is the first double arm amputee to climb the world's highest mountain.