Facebook has given a clean bill of health to Crimson Hexagon, the data analytics firm that set off alarm bells over a Russian client with ties to the Kremlin.
The informal organization a month ago put its work with Crimson Hexagon into audit after a report uncovered the troubling customer and brought up different issues about the kind of information the organization could get to. Facebook said it would examine whether Crimson Hexagon at any point wrongly got information and whether customers abused any information.
On Thursday, Facebook said Crimson Hexagon was in the clear. “We have reinstated Crimson Hexagon to Facebook following our investigation,” a Facebook spokeswoman said in an e-mail on Thursday. “We appreciate their cooperation and look forward to working with them in the future.”
Crimson Hexagon said in a weblog put up that all its clients will once more be in a position to use Facebook and Instagram as information sources. “To our knowledge, no authorities purchaser has used the Crimson Hexagon platform for surveillance of any individual or group,” Dan Shore, Crimson Hexagon’s CFO, wrote in the post.
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