New York Investigates iOS Apps Sharing Data With Facebook

The New York state government is investigating the debacle of 11 apps sharing data to Facebook (via Wall Street Journal).

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On Wednesday the New York Department of Financial Services sent letters to Facebook asking for information and documents from Facebook and developers about these apps.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
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These apps had been (And some still are) collecting personal information through analytics tools and sending it to Facebook. A spokeswoman for Facebook said:

It’s common for developers to share information with a wide range of platforms for advertising and analytics. We require the other app developers to be clear with their users about the information they are sharing with us, and we prohibit app developers from sending us sensitive data. We also take steps to detect and remove data that should not be shared with us.

Additionally, on Thursday Ireland’s privacy regulator has 10 open investigations trying to figure out if Facebook violated GDPR (Probably).

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