Google has become yet another high profile Silicon Valley tech giant to be engulfed in a privacy breach scandal. A bug in the API for Google+ had been allowing third-party applications and their developers to access data from Google+ users without permission.
Facebook got hit with the maximum possible fine in the UK after the Cambridge Analytica scandal that harvested user data without their consent. This is the first financial penalty for Facebook since the breach was first revealed. The fine is expected to amount to somewhere around 500,000 pounds or about $660,000
Facebook has announced the suspension of over 200 apps for potentially using user data inappropriately. The suspension marks the first step by the social media platform to regain user trust after the massive data scandal involving UK data firm Cambridge Analytica.