Facebook goes after apps that access its users' data, suspends 200

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

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

That said, the myPersonality Facebook app did actually scrub your name off before exposing your personal data online.

A British parliamentary committee has claimed that Facebook has failed to fully answer 39 questions relating to fake news and data privacy, Reuters reports.

Although not as expansive as the data exposed in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, this latest leak did still contain results of the personality quiz, as well as personal Facebook details and even status updates of 150,000 users.

The investigation was launched after revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica hijacked data on some 87 million Facebook users as it worked on Mr Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

To which committee chair Damian Collins raged that if the exec truly recognised the seriousness of the issues, "we would expect that he would want to appear in front of the committee and answer questions that are of concern not only to Parliament, but Facebook's tens of millions of users in this country".

Mr Collins said: It is disappointing that a company with the resources of Facebook chooses not to provide a sufficient level of detail and transparency on various points.

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.

While Facebook did not mention the 200 suspended apps in question, there is also no clarity as to how long will the investigation take.

In 2014, Facebook revealed a policy change restricting access to client information, however, noticed that a few applications still had the information it had acquired before the modification.

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. However, its head said that they lacked the detail they were looking for.

The 200 applications Facebook said it suspended included one called myPersonality that collected psychological information shared by millions of members of the social network who voluntarily took "psychometric" tests.

Social-media companies have come under intense scrutiny over reports that Facebook failed to protect the privacy of is users. Were these 200 apps chosen simply because they requested or acquired user data, or because Facebook already has evidence or suspicion that they held onto and sold the data?

"We were disappointed after providing a very significant amount of information to the committee at the last hearing that the committee declared our response insufficient", the letter stated.