Facebook to examine tens of thousands of apps for data misuse

Facebook to examine tens of thousands of apps for data misuse

Mark Zuckerberg says he was among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was improperly shared with a political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica, but rejected suggestions that users do not have enough control over their data on the world's largest social media network.

Lujan also asked Zuckerberg how many data points they have on Facebook and non-Facebook users.

Cambridge Analytica insists it deleted the harvested data as soon as it was informed it breached Facebook's terms of use. It also tracks web users who do not use Facebook, or are not logged into the Facebook website. Some of the House members curtly cut him off in questioning, trying to make the most of their four minutes each.

"You've said everyone controls their data, but you're collecting data on people who are not even Facebook users, who never signed a consent or privacy agreement and you're collecting their data", Luján said.

For what it's worth, Cambridge Analytica denies accessing private messages at all: "GSR did not share the content of any private messages with Cambridge Analytica or SCL Elections". So I would encourage people to do that just to check out exactly what kind of data these companies hold on you and you will be amazed at the volume, and the detail, and the specificity. People own their own data, as far as he sees it.

Facebook also includes a note about its data collection in its user agreement, noting that it collects data on "the websites and apps you visit, your use of our services on those websites and apps, as well as information the developer or publisher of the app or website provides to you or us". His strategy appeared to be to show remorse and deference, highlight the changes Facebook had already made and pledge to do more to protect user privacy and prevent foreign interference in elections.

Opioids are still available through Facebook vendors without a prescription as no steps have been taken to remove the ads, McKinley said.

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"Perhaps the most important revelation of Zuckerberg's testimony are the glaring gaps in our lawmakers' understanding of the internal logic and business model of Facebook", Young said.

"We don't sell the data".

The company has faced pressure over Messenger Kids, its new messaging app for kids ages 6 to 12, amid concerns about tech, smartphone and social media addiction.

"The GDPR requires us to do a few more things and we are going to extend that to the world", he said.

The hearings that ended on Wednesday revealed no consensus among USA lawmakers about what kind of privacy legislation they might want to pursue, if any, and no timeline for action.

"I think we may be updating it a little bit. We build planes to help connect people, and I don't consider ourselves to be an aerospace company", he said.

In response to questions as to why, Zuckerberg stated that its "collects data on people who have not signed up for Facebook for security purposes". "It was my mistake, and I'm sorry". And the reason why he failed to explain how and why Facebook creates shadow profiles - Zuckerberg said there is nothing called shadow profile although that is simply a word play - is because it is without basis. It is, it's nuanced, and what we try to, we try to lay this out in our community standards, which are public documents that we can make sure that you and your office get to look through the definitions on this.

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