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Facebook Suspends Another Analytics Firm Over Data Security Concerns

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Facebook Suspends Another Analytics Firm Over Data Security Concerns
The company reportedly had contracts with the U.S. government and a Russian nonprofit with connections to the Kremlin.
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Facebook has suspended another data analytics firm over worries it might have improperly handled users' data.

The firm, Crimson Hexagon, used public data from a number of social media sites in order to gauge public opinion on a range of issues.

But the data firm had its access suspended Friday after the Wall Street Journal questioned Facebook about Crimson Hexagon's government contracts and how it stored user data. The company reportedly had contracts with the U.S. government and a Russian nonprofit with connections to the Kremlin.

Facebook told the outlet it wasn't aware of some the firm's contracts and that it plans to meet with a team from Crimson Hexagon within the next few days to look into the issue.