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In Facebook's Founding, A Hint Of The Privacy Issues To Come

In Facebook's Founding, A Hint Of The Privacy Issues To Come In Facebook's Founding, A Hint Of The Privacy Issues To Come
Nellie Chapman | 14 April, 2018, 14:35

The expected invitation comes a day after Zuckerberg testified for roughly 10 hours in front of two panels of US lawmakers about Cambridge Analytica, a data analysis firm that had improperly accessed names, "likes" and other personal information about roughly 87 million users.

"The team is comprised of 200 people, who are focused on counter-terrorism". Better management of what Creative Strategies defines as "toxic content" would, apparently, also help.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this week that Facebook offers a tool that lets people see and remove all of the information they put into the social media site. And most importantly, consumers should have the right to keep their information private, be alerted when a data breach has occurred, and be informed of the remedies available to them when their personal information is compromised.

Now that you know the status of your data, what you decide to do with your account is up to you.

Zuckerberg has apologised for his company's role in the data scandal saying: "We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake". Shadow profiles are essentially pockets of data filled with information about those that have deleted Facebook or have yet to even set up a profile to begin with.

It will be weeks before Facebook responds to Congress and addresses this issue.

"I think there is some cause for concern but rest assured that the United States will not allow Facebook to fail for the simple reason that Facebook is one of their success stories". Forty times the internet mogul told lawmakers he had no answers at hand and would get back to them later. Zuckerberg agreed: "If there's an imminent threat of harm, we're going to take a conservative position on that and make sure that we flag that and understand that more broadly".

If you messaged anybody this week, would you share with us the names of the people you've messaged?

That's according to Facebook vice president of global marketing solutions Carolyn Everson who said at The Wall Street Journal's CEO Council event this week that the social networking giant is "not anticipating major changes to our overall revenue and business model".

It added $21.3 billion to Facebook's market value and $3 billion to Zuckerberg's personal net worth, Fortune reported.

Congress is looking more broadly at Facebook's reach, beyond the user data leaks that brought Zuckerberg to testify.

Fraser said if he were a politician, he could ascertain who would be unlikely to vote for him by campaigning door-to-door. In some instances, they anxious that Facebook wasn't taking down harmful content fast enough, like fake profiles of people who are stealing pictures from real people, as well as posts seeking to recruit for terrorist ideologies. "In Canada, at least, the creation of that list and the targeting of that list is not regulated under Canadian elections law or Canadian privacy law and I think that is a shortcoming".