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Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over data misuse

Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over data misuse

Facebook might have another Cambridge Analytica on its hands. In a late Friday news dump, Facebook revealed that today it filed a lawsuit alleging South Korean analytics firm Rankwave abused its developer platofrm, and has refused to cooperate with a mandatory compliance check regarding how it used…
May 11th, 2019|Tags: , |

On Saturday May 11, 2019, Josh Constine at TechCrunch wrote:
In a late Friday news dump, Facebook revealed that today it filed a lawsuit alleging South Korean analytics firm Rankwave abused its developer platform’s data, and has refused to cooperate with a mandatory compliance audit and request to delete the data.

Facebook’s lawsuit centers around Rankwave offering to help businesses build a Facebook authorization step into their apps so they can pass all the user data to Rankwave, which then analyzes biographic and behavioral traits to supply user contact info and ad targeting help to the business. Rankwave also apparently misused data sucked in by its own consumer app for checking your social mediainfluencer score”. But the case further proves that Facebook was too busy growing itself thanks to the platform to properly safeguard it against abuse.

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