Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps from hundreds of developers

Facebook announced it has suspended tens of thousands of apps as a result of a review of privacy practices launched following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In April 2018, Facebook revealed that 87 million users have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica case, much more than 50 million users initially thought. The company allowed to access to the personal data of […]

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September 22, 2019
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Facebook Suspends ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps in Privacy Review

Facebook said Friday it suspended “tens of thousands” of apps on its platform as a result of its review on privacy practices launched following the scandal involving Cambridge Analytica. The review was launched in 2018 after revelations that the political consultancy hijacked personal data on millions of Facebook users and included attorneys, external investigators, data scientists, engineers, policy specialists and others, according to a Facebook statement. The suspensions are “not…

September 20, 2019
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A Feminist Take on Information Privacy

Maria Farrell has a really interesting framing of information/device privacy: What our smartphones and relationship abusers share is that they both exert power over us in a world shaped to tip the balance in their favour, and they both work really, really hard to obscure this fact and keep us confused and blaming ourselves. Here are some of the ways…

September 20, 2019
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