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Facebook Suspends Longtime Partner That Used Data to Assist Governments

Facebook said it suspended a longtime partner that had used data from Facebook and other social networks to assist governments — including Russia, Turkey, and the United States — in monitoring public sentiment, a more cautious approach in the aftermath of a data privacy scandal. Facebook said that Boston-based Crimson Hexagon did not do anything inappropriate but that it is curtailing the company’s access to its data while conducting an investigation.

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Author: Doug Isenberg

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