• Why Facebook just suspended another data analytics firm

    2 monthes ago - By Washington Post


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  • Facebook suspends analytics firm Crimson Hexagon over data use concerns

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    As part of its ongoing mission to close the barn doors after the cows have got out, Facebook has suspended the accounts of British data analytics firm Crimson Hexagon over concerns that it may be improperly handling user data.
    The ominously named company has for years used official APIs to siphon public posts from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other sources online, collating and analyzing for various purposes, such as to gauge public opinion on a political candidate or issue. It has clients around the world, serving Russia and Turkey as well as the U.S. and United Kingdom.
    Facebook, it...
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  • Facebook suspends another analytics firm amid investigation into data usage

    Facebook suspends another analytics firm amid investigation into data usage

    2 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Facebook is scrutinizing a Boston-based analytics firm over its contracts with government agencies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Apps from the firm, Crimson Hexagon, have been suspended from Facebook and Instagram while Facebook investigates whether the firm may have violated any of its developer policies. Crimson Hexagon pulls publi...
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  • Facebook suspends firm founded by researcher behind its election study

    2 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    The company is investigating Boston-based Crimson Hexagon, which has analyzed social media data for the U.S. government and a Kremlin-linked nonprofit.
    Facebook has suspended Boston-based data startup Crimson Hexagon over concerns about how the firm used public Facebook data, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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  • Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Facebook says it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data.
    Facebook has been facing increased scrutiny over how third-party firms use its data since news broke in March that data firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user data.
    The Wall Street Journal first reported that Facebook had suspended Crimson Hexagon. The newspaper says among the firm's clients is a Russian nonprofit with ties to the Kremlin.
    Facebook said Friday that so far its investigation hasn't found evidence...
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