Facebook investigates another data firm

Last Updated: Jul 21 2018 13:13

TECHNOLOGY- Facebook has suspended another analytics firm named Crimson Hexagon as the social media platform investigates concerns about the collection and sharing of user data.

Crimson Hexagon is based in Boston and has contracts with government agencies around the world.

As per the Wall Street Journal, Crimson Hexagon has "contracts to analyse public Facebook data for clients including a Russian nonprofit with ties to the Kremlin and multiple US government agencies”.

"We don't allow developers to build surveillance tools using information from Facebook or Instagram,” a Facebook spokesman said in a statement on Friday.

"We take these allegations seriously, and we have suspended these apps while we investigate.”

Facebook has so far found nothing to indicate Crimson Hexagon has violated its policies on surveillance.