Facebook Suspends 'Tens Of Thousands' Of Apps

Law360 (September 20, 2019, 5:48 PM EDT) -- Facebook said Friday it has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps that may have misused its members' information, a far higher number than the social giant has previously disclosed amid fallout from the Cambridge Analytica data-harvesting scandal.

The suspensions — which temporarily prevent the app from functioning on Facebook — occurred for a "variety of reasons" and involved about 400 app developers whose data collection and sharing practices Facebook is investigating internally, the company said in a blog post. Facebook did not reveal specifics about what caused the company to suspend the apps. 

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