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These points included Cambridge Analytica, dark ads, Facebook Connect, the amount spent by Russian Federation on United Kingdom ads on the platform, data collection across the web, budgets for investigations, and that shows general discrepancies between Schroepfer and Zuckerberg's respective testimonies, he said.

The social network will be conducting a "thorough investigation" to check whether these apps have misused user data or not. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook announced that the investigation began in March itself and since then they looked into thousands of apps and suspended 200 of them.

More than 6 million people completed the tests on the myPersonality app and almost half agreed to share data from their Facebook profiles with the project.

Facebook's scramble to clean up the enormous Cambridge Analytica data scandal has been laid bare in a series of documents published by a committee of British lawmakers.

"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. Another app, called "myPersonality" has now been revealed to have disclosed "intimate" details of at least three million Facebook users.

For one, what criteria did Facebook use to decide if an app should be suspended? The report suggests that for those who couldn't access the data set because they didn't have an academic contract, there was a "working username and password" available on GitHub that was passed around between students working on tools for processing Facebook data.

If the former, the final tally could (hopefully) end up much lower than 200. What will the final count be? Hopefully Cambridge University manages to crack down on its approval process, and that social media sites keep mindful about what they allow through their platforms.

In 2016, Facebook believed CA when it said that it had deleted the data it had stored, only to find out the truth in 2018 after a whistleblower came forward.

"And second, where we have concerns, we will conduct interviews, make requests for information (RFI) - which ask a series of detailed questions about the app and the data it has access to - and perform audits that may include on-site inspections", Ime Archibong, Vice President of Product Partnerships at Facebook, said in a blog post.

It may be months or longer before we know for certain which of the 200 apps got access to our personal data.

On May 1, the United Kingdom threatened Zuckerberg with a formal summons if he were to set foot on United Kingdom soil, in an attempt to get Facebook's CEO to personally testify about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.


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