Archibong says Facebook plans to launch thorough investigations into each of the ~200 apps to determine if they misused user data.
Facebook has now hinted at an answer May 14, announcing that it suspended 200 apps as it investigates whether they had misused people's data.
The first phase in the investigation is a comprehensive review to identify every app that had access to a large amounts of users' Facebook data.
The review was instigated by Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg on March 21 following the Cambridge Analytica fallout revealed by The Guardian. And they were not only academics but also companies such as Facebook itself, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. 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?
There's no word on how long Facebook's investigation will take, with Archibong saying only that "a lot more work" is needed.
Melania Trump hospitalized for 'benign' kidney condition
Jeffrey Cadeddu, a professor of urology and radiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The hospitalization comes as Melania Trump, 48, has taken a higher-profile role in the White House in recent weeks.
One of those apps to exploit Facebook's earlier, more open data-sharing policy was a personality quiz app called "This is your digital life" made by University of Cambridge lecturer Aleksandr Kogan and deployed in 2013. "We will keep you updated on our progress", Ime Archibong, vp of product partnerships for Facebook, wrote in a post. The second part of the investigation focused on contacting the app creators for interviews and potential on-site inspections of their app.
A data set of over 3 million Facebook users collected via a personality app was available to download free for anyone for nearly four years, New Scientist reported.
Facebook added that it has large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible.
Dame Tessa Jowell dies aged 70 after battle with brain tumour
Her belief that Labour should "modernise" was passionately held - forged at the coal face of a decade of Labour local activism. She stood down from the House of Commons at the 2015 general election and was nominated for a life peerage later that year.
SpaceX launches newly updated Falcon 9 rocket
After a day's delay , Bangladesh's first satellite was today successfully launched atop the first SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket. The largest changes between Block 3 and Block 5 are higher thrust on all of the engines and improvements on landing legs.
Australian blood donor James Harrison saving 2 millions peoples
When Mr Harrison started donating, his blood was deemed so special that his life was insured for one million Australian dollars. The Blood Solution is likewise today releasing a require even more male benefactors to adhere to in Mr Harrison's footprints.
Avengers 4 might not be the end of the franchise
Whether it's Captain America , the Avengers , or Black Panther , it seems the MCU is always on moviegoers' minds. The band is getting back together before they all distance themselves from the franchise .
Fiery cleric Sadr taps anger over Iran to lead Iraq poll
Analysts say he also benefited from his ability to command a fiercely loyal base in an election that saw historically low turnout. Election officials Sunday night released results for ten of Iraq's 19 provinces, accounting for more than half the vote.
Assam in turmoil over Citizenship Amendment Bill
One day before the JPC visited Shillong on May 9, the Conrad Sangma government in Meghalaya unanimously chose to oppose the Bill. Now the state Congress is saying something and the district units and their leaders in Barak Valley are saying something else.