Facebook has suspended 200 apps during the company’s investigation into whether Cambridge Analytica breached users' personal data. All may not be lost for the apps – as the company said that the apps would be thoroughly investigated.
So why freeze them out now? The apps reportedly could have granted access to large amounts of users' personal data before new restrictions went into effect in 2015.
And this doesn’t mean the work is done either. “There is a lot more work to be done to find all the apps that may have misused people’s Facebook data – and it will take time,” says Ime Archibong, Facebook’s vice-president of product partnerships. “We are investing heavily to make sure this investigation is as thorough and timely as possible. We will keep you updated on our progress.”