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Facebook Suspends Tens Of Thousands Of Apps

Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps as part of the company’s ongoing app developer investigation that began in March 2018 in response to the Cambridge Analytica row. The suspended apps are associated with about 400 developers.

Earlier this year Facebook agreed to pay a record-breaking US$5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices.

It has since agreed to boost safeguards on user data and has put curbs on the amount of information that third-party developers can request from platform users.

Facebook said it began cracking down on apps that violate its policies in March 2018, in response to its role in a scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, a now-defunct data firm that worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Separately Facebook has said it still aims to launch its Libra digital currency next year, despite opposition to the plan by authorities around the world.

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