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Facebook has a new target on its back New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered to state agencies to look at the claims the social media giant may be accessing a lot more personal information from smartphone users than previously revealed the data in question include health and other sensitive information including weight blood pressure and pregnancy status the probe comes just hours after the Wall Street journal reported tests reveal data from several apps can be accessed by Facebook within seconds even if a person has not signed in to Facebook or has a Facebook account in a statement Cuomo said the allegations were and quote outrageous abuse of privacy and called on federal regulators to get involved Facebook is already fighting off a slew of lawsuits have regulatory probes in the US and Europe over privacy issues the most notable the Cambridge analytica data scandal which revealed Facebook inappropriately shared personal information for eighty seven million users to a political consulting firm used by the trump campaign Facebook is also under fire for failing to crack down on hate speech and for spreading misinformation prompting lawmakers to call for both CEO mark Zuckerberg and C. O. O. Sheryl Sandberg to testify before Congress has put this latest privacy concerns Facebook did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment