Facebook has revealed that apps developed by the Russian technology conglomerate Mail.ru Group may have had access to user data, even beyond what it allowed after a policy change in 2014, again expanding the scope of the Cambridge Analytica probe into misuse of user data on the platform. The social media company has said that the Mail.ru Group developed hundreds of Facebook apps, only a handful of which actually went live on Facebook. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal emerged last year, Facebook defended itself by stating that it had introduced an API change in 2014 to prevent apps from obtaining users' friends' data, as had happened in the case of Cambridge Analytica. However, Facebook said it allowed for an extension of two weeks for two Mail.ru apps to wind down a feature on two messaging apps. The feature allowed users…
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