Facebook myPersonality App Exposing its Sold Data on You

Another Facebook privacy scandal — three million users' data exposed by quiz

Another Facebook privacy scandal — three million users' data exposed by quiz

In a blog post titled "An Update on Our App Investigation and Audit", Facebook VP of Product Partnerships Ime Archibong discussed the results of the company's probe into apps that "had access to large amounts of [user] information", before Facebook restricted unfettered data access in 2014.

Areas where Zuck & co failed to meet the committee's exacting standards included Cambridge Analytica, dark ads, Facebook Connect, data collection across the web and the firm's budgets for investigations. "We are now investigating the app, and if myPersonality refuses to cooperate or fails our audit, we will ban it".

"It will show people if they or their friends installed an app that misused data before 2015 - just as we did for Cambridge Analytica", Archibong said. Thousands more are being investigated as the company attempts to clean up its privacy act post-Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook has failed to fully answer 39 questions submitted by United Kingdom members of parliament that aim to explore the social network's approach to data privacy and fake news, according to the parliamentary committee charged with investigating the matter.

To inspect each app, Facebook's security teams are using a combination of remote interviews, information requests (RFIs) about what data an app-maker still has stored, and on-site inspections. The strongest link with the earlier data harvesting, though, is that the University of Cambridge's Psychometrics Center controlled both data sets.

A New Scientist investigation has found that yet another popular Facebook personality app used as a research tool by academics and companies - this one is called myPersonality - fumbled the data of three million Facebook users, including their answers to intimate questionnaires. Where we find evidence that these or other apps did misuse data, we will ban them and notify people via this website.

Facebook suspended myPersonality on 7 April.

Before it did, former employees had told Gizmodo that they knew the writing was on the wall for the data analytics company, but they didn't realize how fast the flames would engulf it.

It's even unclear whether or not Facebook auditors will have the ability to ascertain for certain that a developer misused data. They mentioned that the committee found Schroepfer's responses to questions lacking and asked Zuckerberg to appear or the Facebook CEO will face the consequences.

Do you think it's time governments took legal action against Facebook for these constant data leak issues?

"Cambridge Analytica may remain an organic user on our platform, in accordance with the Twitter Rules", the spokesperson added.

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