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Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse

Chief Technical Officer Mike Schroepfer appeared before the Parliament in place of Zuckerberg, but the committee was not pleased by the move. But the committee believes that these answers do not provide adequate detail and have called on the company for further explanation of certain issues.

"While Mark Zuckerberg has no plans to meet with the committee or travel to the United Kingdom at the present time, we fully recognise the seriousness of these issues and remain committed to providing any additional information required for their inquiry into fake news".

According to the committee, it will be writing to Facebook again in the coming days to address the significant gaps that exist in the company's answers.

While the Cambridge Analytica scandal brought a lot of trouble to Facebook, it seems that this was just the tip of the iceberg for the social media platform. Much of the concern over that company's involvement with Facebook was in how it harvested the data of users through quizzes on the site under the guise of academic research.

"Given that these were follow-up questions to questions Mr Schroepfer previously failed to answer, we expected both detail and data, and in a number of cases got excuses". Following the submission of a report, Facebook's bug and data abuse bounty team would work to determine credible reports, shut down undesired apps, and take legal action against the company that's buying or selling the data if the need arises.

But it's also worth noting the way the MPs phrased some of these questions allowed Facebook this wiggle room - and opened up the avenue for debate on what a "real" answer would be.

Rebecca Stimson, head of public policy for Facebook in the United Kingdom, said in a letter to Collins that the Facebook founder had no plans to travel to the United Kingdom.

One of America's largest tech companies is telling USA lawmakers it doesn't want to see the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation matched on US shores.

The document revealed that political consultancy AggregateIQ spent around 1.6 million U.S. dollars (£1.2 million) on adverts from the Vote Leave Facebook page during the 2016 European Union referendum campaign, as well as 329,000 dollars (£242,000) for BeLeave, 51,500 dollars (£37,900) for Veterans for Britain and 32,700 dollars (£24,100) for the DUP Vote to Leave.

"We've received strong feedback from regulators and judicial systems outside of Europe that they want us to be directly responsive to them and not be required to go through Europe on data protection matters", Facebook said.

There were a couple of new insights, such as detail on the extent of Facebook data gathering across the net.

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