Facebook announced Wednesday that it has suspended over 400 apps and banned one over concerns about how user data is handled and used by these platforms.
Although the tech firm did not find definitive proof of data breach/misuse, it is apparently more vigilant than ever over what it feels are potential red flags. The increased stringency follows the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which revealed that an app on Facebook had been used to get access to information on 87 million people for targeting ads to potential voters.
Facebook has also gone ahead with banning personality-quiz app myPersonality, which collected information on more than 4 million people. According to Facebook, the researchers behind the app had refused to let it conduct an audit. David Stillwell, one of the creators of the app, criticized the ban as "nonsensical and purely for PR reasons."