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Facebook turns off tens of thousands of apps

A five-digit number of apps have been turned off from Facebook, which suspects they have leaked personal information. More applications may be banned in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Tens of thousands of applications that are suspected of having disseminated users' personal information in an inappropriate manner have been shut down from Facebook. A small number of them have been stopped for good on the platform.

The background is the Cambridge Analytica scandal, when personal data from 87 million Facebook users were leaked and used for political purposes. This led Facebook to launch an overview of millions of apps last year, a work in progress.

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