Facebook chief also a victim of data breach

Facebook chief also a victim of data breach

Lawmakers seemed to struggle to understand how the platform really works, which highlights how little understanding most users probably have.

In response the social network boss said: "Yes, there will always be a version of Facebook that is free". "So far, we've done nothing on Facebook". So a researcher built a personality quiz app under those guidelines, and people used the app - and in doing so, allowed it to harvest anonymized data from their Facebook profiles.

"It is collected for growth reasons as well", he said, to make sure people have the right friend suggestions when they sign into the service for the first time. It was just easier, and you just felt "Tom" had your back.

For example, one of my friends who is in her 60s told me recently that she started receiving coupons for diapers in the mail previous year after her adult children and small grandchildren stated with her over the summer.

"They would advertise for housing but would say, 'Well, we don't want to advertise to, say, racial or religious minorities, for example". The main man himself also revealed that he wasn't immune to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, as his data was vacuumed like everyone else.

It's Facebook's toxic combination of unsettled privacy and corporate power that demands still more scrutiny: how a single player became so damn dominant, whether it leverages that dominance in anticompetitive ways, and ultimately what tools Washington might exercise, if any, in the face of that consolidation.

"In addition, if you choose to use Facebook from your mobile phone, keep in mind that you'll be responsible for any fees associated with internet usage and/or text messaging as determined by your mobile carrier".

Listen to the full conversation at the top of this page, where you can also share this article across email, Facebook, Twitter and other platforms. "That goes for data on users that click on your profile, how much time they spend on it, and what parts they mostly explore". Forty-one percent of survey participants would like to gain a better understanding of what data is shared, and another 40 percent would like to be able to exercise the power to decide whether or not to share personal data. He came across as trying to avoid explaining how the network operates and what types of information it collects and how it is used. The hearings were meant to inform lawmakers of Facebook's approach to data handling and privacy in the wake of recent revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Anlaytica improperly obtained data on up to 87 million Facebook users from the academic, Aleksandr Kogan. "Even if someone isn't logged in we track how many pages they're accessing as a security measure", Zuckerberg said. The office contained Congress' in-house tech experts. "Not everybody has the same level of knowledge and understanding of how Facebook works, how digital advertising works and all these sorts of things".

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