FACEBOOK BANS MY PERSONALITY, A THIRD-PARTY APP THAT MISUSED DATA OF 4 MILLION USERS
Nearly 4 million users had their personal data misused by a third-party app called ‘myPersonality’, Facebook revealed on 23 August.
In a blog post, Ime Archibong, Vice President of Product Partnerships at Fb, said the company has been banned for the first time.
“We banned ‘personality’ for failing to audit and report companies with only limited protections in place, “Archibong said. Facebook said it would not affect those who were affected
After the massive Cambridge Analytica scandal that affects nearly 87 million users,
Onavo Protect is a virtual-private network service to help users secure their personal Wi-Fi networks. The app also alerts users when other apps use too much data.
Its launched its investigation in March of third-party apps. It has had more than 400 apps due to concerns the social media platform has been used. also changed several of these policies in the past if people have not used them in 90 days.
Facebook has been using it to track it. This monitoring helped detect the trendy services, tipping off the company to startups it might want to buy.
Facebook said in a statement that it has been always clear when it was downloaded.
Onavo’s goal is to get rid of Apple’s app-store guidelines after they’ve been tightened up to protect their devices from their iPhones and iPads.
Onavo’s ouster from Apple’s app store widens the rift between two of the world’s most popular companies.
Late Wednesday, Facebook said it has been moved to “3rd party apps” with “only limited protection in place.” The company said it would notify the users have been misused.
It said my personality was “mainly active” prior to 2012.
The app was created in 2007 by David Stillwell, a researcher and allowed users to get a questionnaire and get feedback on the results.