Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Collects Data on Non-Users

Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Collects Data on Non-Users

That's the take from several leading digital political advertisers - including one Democrat and the other two Republican - who privately say they've already been finding and exploiting loopholes in Facebook's new privacy rules as they gear up for the USA midterm elections.

Many basic questions were repeated by multiple lawmakers over the two days of testimony. "We do that for a number of reasons, including security and including measuring ads to make sure that the ad experiences are the most effective, which of course people can not doubt of (sic), but I want to make sure that I'm precise in my answer so let me follow up".

Advocates and lawmakers say they are singling out Facebook because of its size, rivaled outside China only by Alphabet Inc's Google, and because they allege Zuckerberg was not forthcoming about the extent and reasons for the tracking.

Some asked how Facebook gets data in the first place.

With congressional hearings over and no immediate momentum behind calls for regulation, the biggest hammer still hanging over Facebook in the US.is a fresh FTC investigation. He added that the company has interests in many fields - including running aircraft - but he doesn't think that makes it an aerospace company.

"I think maybe this is what this is all about: Your right to privacy", Durbin said. The Data Abuse Bounty, inspired by Facebook's existing bug bounty program, will help the platform identify violations of its security and privacy policies.

"Senator, I want to make sure I get this accurate so it would probably be better to have my team follow up afterwards", Zuckerberg said.

Over the past few months, Facebook has continued to be in the media due to a recent data hack as well as evidence that some consulting companies had been using user data for purposes that were not previously disclosed.

"You don't know?" Wicker pressed.

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Sarnecki said the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal could keep spreading for years to come.

"Congressman, this is a complex issue that I think deserves more than a one-word answer", Zuckerberg replied. As of December, Facebook reported an average of 1.4 billion daily active users and 2.1 billion monthly active users.

The majority of those whose information was shared with the data analytics firm - about 70 million - are in the US. And when we find them, we will ban them and tell everyone affected.

Elsewhere, a prominent Democratic digital ad consultant notes that Facebook hasn't reached out directly to communicate any of the changes it's making - whether by phone, email or Facebook - despite the fact he spent more than $1 million on Facebook ads previous year. Facebook brags to advertisers that it can provide "cross device" targeting, as it is called.

Facebook allows only children above 13 to have an account, but the new app allows those in the 6-12 age group to send videos and text messages, through an extension of their parent's account.

Finally, we'll remind you which apps you've given access to your information - so you can shut off the ones you don't want anymore.

By clicking the "Ads" tab, users can scroll down to see a list of "advertisers who uploaded a contact list with your info", which could include a phone number, full name and email address.

The app was used as a "personality quiz", and was created by an academic, Dr Aleksandr Kogan, working at Cambridge University's Psychometric Centre.

The firm was employed by the Trump campaign for the 2016 presidential election. But that is precisely why Facebook is one of the most valuable companies in the world.

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