After the scandal with Cambridge Analytica Facebook suspended about 200 applications that had access to personal user data. Now Facebook will investigate and find out with what purpose they collected this information.
Uneasy psychological test
One of such applications - on the first look is a common psychological test of myPersonality, created by scientists at Cambridge University. This testing was more than 6 million users, and half of they agreed to share their data. A this is information about age, field, location, status update, user responses to test questions and other data. The program also collected information on the statuses 22 million Facebook users and demographic data 4 million.
AND all would be nothing, but all these data the authors of the application stored on website, login and password to to which For four years it was easy to find Github. To view the data, only the registration in as co-authors of the project. They were about 280 people from 150 companies in including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.
myPersonality has already been removed from Facebook, and such a the same fate awaits Other applications whose authors abuse of user data.
" There is still a lot of work to do to find all the applications that could misuse these people in Facebook - and this will continue for a while. Have We are large teams of experts who work hard both inside the company and behind her Outside on the analysis of these applications " - the vice-president of the company on relations with partners Aim Archibong.
Source: Facebook , New Scientist