Facebook's Zuckerberg set to face questions from Congress this week

Facebook's Zuckerberg set to face questions from Congress this week

People living in totalitarian countries where dissent can be risky, for instance, or workers in the US who want to organize around a cause that their employer doesn't support, might be less inclined to use Facebook to do so if they know they have to reveal their identity to someone, even if it is just Facebook.

While I understand that a large function of this is attributable to the fact that Facebook is still nailing down details on this I would like to request clarification on what you mean when you said that it should directionally be, in spirit, the whole thing.

Facebook made the announcement as Zuckerberg prepares to appear before Congress next week to answer questions about the harvesting of personal data on 87 million users by a British political consultancy working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Against that backdrop, the net-worth of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has tumbled from $71 billion in March 2018 to $62.9 in early April, according to Forbes.

The app was developed by University of Cambridge psychology researcher Aleksandr Kogan and his company Global Science Research.

Facebook has revealed more than 300,000 Australians may have had their private data used without their knowledge. Aggregate IQ has never entered into a contract with Cambridge Analytica. But facebook has also damaged the foundations of the internet and has impacted genuine news providers and directed people to specious sites spreading false news while impacting revenues of news providers.

More news: Opening statements set in Bill Cosby's sex assault retrial

Separately, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg offered fresh apologies to users for failing to do enough on privacy and data protection.

Cambridge Analytica tweeted on Wednesday, "When Facebook contacted us to let us know the data had been improperly obtained, we immediately deleted the raw data from our file server, and began the process of searching for and removing any of its derivatives in our system".

This is civic tech: In other news, New York Times' columnist David Brooks read Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms' new book New Power and sees in it evidence that "people are ingenious" and they are figuring out how to "redeem the broader social fabric" building on local ties of trust.

He said the firm paid some $800,000 for the work, but it went to participants in the survey. Every so often, the lucrative strategy backfires when a new, often gaping holes are found in the way the company guards its users' info.

Authorities in Britain and the United States are investigating.

More news: Pogba: Seeing City Celebrate Would Have Been "like death" to United Fans

He said it was "insane" that Facebook had yet to take legal action against Cambridge parent SCL Group over the inappropriate data use.

Facebook first acknowledged last month that personal information about millions of users wrongly ended up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica.

Are you looking forward to a feature for unsending Facebook messages?

"The real challenge here is that Facebook was allowing developers to access the data of people who hadn't explicitly authorized that", he said, adding that the company had "lost sight" of what developers did with the data.

More news: Man Dies In Blaze At Trump Tower

Related Articles

  • Man suffers 'thunderclap headaches' after eating Carolina Reaper in chilli-eating contest

    Man suffers 'thunderclap headaches' after eating Carolina Reaper in chilli-eating contest

    The man then developed intense neck and head pain, and for several days experienced brief but intense "thunderclap" headaches . The Carolina Reaper is a cross between Sweet Habanero and Naga Viper chillies and is known to be the hottest pepper on Earth.
    Hungary's right-wing party leader is hopeful

    Hungary's right-wing party leader is hopeful

    Around 7.9 million Hungarians are eligible to vote and turnout figures will be closely watched for any clues of a possible upset. The government has been accused by of using anti-Semitic stereotypes in its relentless campaign against Soros, who is Jewish.
    Tour bus headed to Masters overturns, driver charged with DUI

    Tour bus headed to Masters overturns, driver charged with DUI

    According to the Georgia State Patrol, the wreck happened around 8:45 a.m. on Interstate 20 at mile-marker 186 in Columbia County. According to an official at Doctors Hospital, one patient is in critical condition, one is in fair condition and one is serious.
  • Facebook launches controls to regulate political ads and fight fake news

    Facebook launches controls to regulate political ads and fight fake news

    Still, Facebook users will no doubt be pleased to - eventually - be able to remove messages they change their minds about. TechCrunch reported that Facebook has been quietly deleting the messages CEO Mark Zuckerberg has sent via Messenger.
    Catalan separatist Carles Puigdemont released from jail in Germany

    Catalan separatist Carles Puigdemont released from jail in Germany

    "I call for the immediate release for all of my colleagues still in Spanish prisons", he said, speaking in English. He was trying to drive from Finland to Belgium, where he had been living since fleeing to escape arrest in Spain .
    New York Police fatally shoots Brooklyn man who pointed pipe at them

    New York Police fatally shoots Brooklyn man who pointed pipe at them

    Eric Vassell mentioned other incidents happening around the country in which black men have been fatally shot by police. In response, officers shot that man - identified as Saheed Vassell - because they believed the metal object was a gun.
  • Amit Shah, PM Modi only non-animals in country, says Rahul Gandhi

    Amit Shah, PM Modi only non-animals in country, says Rahul Gandhi

    Mr Gandhi claimed Maharashtra was given Rs 8,000 crore for drought and Gujarat Rs 3,800 crore while Karnataka got Rs 1,400 crore. We also made mistakes. "You are going to see a collapse of the style you haven't seen in many years", he said.
    Koreas Start preparatory talks to Install Kim-Moon summit

    Koreas Start preparatory talks to Install Kim-Moon summit

    But the report from the Commons' Defence Select Committee added that a strike of that sort is "highly unlikely". North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho has credited leader Kim Jong Un with thawing inter-Korean ties.
    Lacey's Holowka strikes out 14 in shutout: Softball roundup

    Lacey's Holowka strikes out 14 in shutout: Softball roundup

    Melo added a three-run home run in the fourth, and Place added his second long ball of the day in the seventh to score two more. Graham's RBI single through the left side drove in Hoppenjans in the bottom of the second to stay within one, 3-2.
  • Motivated by tragic house fire, family hopes to 'alarm' others

    Motivated by tragic house fire, family hopes to 'alarm' others

    Three days before the crash, neighbors had called Child Protective Services after two disturbing encounters with the children. First responders found Jennifer and her wife Sarah in the vehicle after the horrific crash took place in California.

    Journalist killed by Israeli forces while covering protests

    Live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullet and tear gas fired at the rallies by Israeli soldiers wounded at least 1,600 thus far. They were wounded after the Israeli forces fired at them who had gathered near the Israeli border in the besieged Gaza Strip.
    Oil holds near US$63 as crude stocks drop, trade tensions abate

    Oil holds near US$63 as crude stocks drop, trade tensions abate

    Brent crude futures fell $1.23 on the day to $66.89 a barrel by 0918 GMT, bringing losses for the week so far to almost 5 percent. The statement said it was a countermeasure in response to a previous USA move to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.