Mark Zuckerberg says sorry to Britons with newspaper apology ads

26 March, 2018, 02:43 | Author: Kristen Mcgee
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'I promise to do better for you, ' he says after Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Facebook claims to protect all this information, and it lays out its terms in a privacy policy that's relatively clear and concise.

I've just looked at the data files I requested from Facebook and they had every single phone number in my contacts. As Wired reported, researcher Aleksandr Kogan built a personality quiz app inside of Facebook, which was later used by close to 27,000 American Facebook users. The firm was alleged to have created psychological profiles to influence how people vote or even think about politics and society.

Facebook has opted to take baby steps to rectify the situation that led to the latest scandal limiting how it shares user data with third party developers - the source of the latest drama. Zuckerberg's letter points out the steps that Facebook is taking right now.

You can turn off ad targeting and see generic ads instead, the way you would on television or in a newspaper. "One of those, for example, is talking about mandatory disclosure of information breaches, so if that kind of process was in place here and something similar happened, Facebook would then be obliged to the New Zealand Privacy Commission". Of course, if you click on a new interest after this, you'll have to go back and uncheck it in your ad preferences to prevent targeting.

"Until this debacle, I had no idea", said Pat Hager of Bismarck, North Dakota, who is considering deactivating Facebook.

Trump's tariffs on China will benefit America and are long overdue
He warned that USA apple growers are going to "get hurt in a fight we didn't start and in which we have no interest". He said all the optimistic forecasts have created a positive atmosphere for the petrochemical industry in China.

Wieser said the share price slump showed investors were wary of increased regulation and users leaving the platform "but there's little risk of advertisers leaving Facebook".

Last week a Facebook whistleblower told MPs that the firm knew SIX years ago that users' data could be stolen by hackers including foreign regimes. Most importantly, apps like Kogan's could no longer ask for data about a person's friends unless their friends had also authorized the app.

It's believed around 50 million people were affected by the breach.

"You may have heard about a quiz app built by a university researcher that leaked Facebook data of millions of people in 2014", Zuckerberg said in the signed ads, referring to the data analytics firm of accused of misusing Facebook data during the 2016 USA election. It was installed by around 300,000 people who shared their data as well as some of their friends' data. But how much data it sucks in, and what it does with it, is a question of major public importance - one that touches on the health of democracy itself, privacy advocates say.

"I promise to do better for you", said Zuckerberg, who has come under harsh criticism for the scandal which sent the company's value plunging by nearly $50 billion last week.

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