Privacy: Facebook suspends data analytics firm Crimson Hexagon

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Facebook has severed ties with data analytics company Crimson Hexagon because of concerns about its links to the US government, Russia and Turkey. In a move that has echoes of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has suspended the company and blocked it from accessing user data because of fears about how that data is used. Crimson Hexagon claims to have gathered more than one trillion pieces of data about social media users, and there are concerns that this data could be used for surveillance purposes. See also: Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter team up on open source Data Transfer Project…

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