Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Collects Data on Non-Users

Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Collects Data on Non-Users Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Collects Data on Non-Users
Theresa Hayes | 15 April, 2018, 02:32

Facebook is founded on the idea of sharing data, which can consist of pictures, likes or locations.

More than 59000 South African Facebook users may have had their information exposed to British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica without their consent in a worldwide data breach scandal involving the social media platform.

Representative Greg Walden of OR, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, also said Wednesday that the panel intended "to widen our lens to larger questions about the fundamental relationship between tech companies and their users".

Mr Zuckerberg remained largely unruffled and serious as senators questioned him.

Facebook will apologize, and we are sure to see various marketing campaigns in an attempt to restore its former glory. Zuckerberg replied "yes" when asked if his personal data was included in the information sold to the "malicious third parties" by the lawmakers during a testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday.

In my last column, I wrote about how #deletefacebook was gaining momentum and how science has proven that social media as a collective is awful for mankind. While this may not help much as data can be stolen even from a server secured inside Fort Knox, server location might help legally in terms of territorial control. This is much different to Europe, which has more rigid rules about personal data.

The conflict arises in what is fair and what isn't. "Through those tools, Facebook is able to collect information from all of us".

Regardless of what users choose to do, those who continue to participate on these social media sites should always do so with caution. And he's come a long way since he created the platform in his dorm room nearly 15 years ago.

Much of the effort was aimed at denigrating Democrat Hillary Clinton and thereby helping Republican Trump, or simply encouraging divisiveness and undercutting faith in the US system. Essentially, they are used to showcase risque behavior you really wouldn't want parents to know about. "The content reviewers also go over flagged information".

"Cambridge Analytica did not "hack" Facebook", the statement, distributed on Monday afternoon, read.

Other lawmakers were similarly stymied by the rapid-fire format, unable to probe beyond surface-level accusations that Facebook had breached users' trust.

Whatever you put online will stay there, whether you like it or not.

In a certain exchange between Senator Lindsey Graham and Zuckerberg, Graham asked if the CEO felt that Facebook has become a monopoly.

"I think it's time to ask if Facebook has moved too fast and broken too many things", Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) stated at the beginning of this morning's hearing.

The response brought laughter, and for good reason.

"If I buy a Ford and it doesn't work well and I don't like it, I can buy a Chevy".

The Facebook CEO has said before that his industry probably needs to be regulated.

It would be easy to mock the senator who asked how Facebook made money - apparently unaware of its vast revenues from advertising and data.

Yes, numerous illustrious senators and representatives assembled devoted their limited minutes with the CEO of one of the biggest companies in the United States to addressing some very simple elements of how Facebook works (which is lucky for Zuckerberg because he had to concentrate most of his energy on modulating his face in the very natural way that humans do).

Saketh is a sophomore in LAS.