Moving forward from the Zuckerberg testimony

Zuckerberg on sharing his personal info ‘Um uh

Zuckerberg on sharing his personal info ‘Um uh

In response to many questions, Zuckerberg deferred answers to his team back at Facebook. But with only four minutes allotted to each of the 55 committee members, there was limited opportunity for followup questions.

It's not much of a stretch to say they probably aren't equipped to decide how Facebook treats it's user's privacy. Who cares right? Does it really matter if Facebook shares with others what I've "liked" or clicked on?

Facebook has been consumed by turmoil for almost a month, since it came to light that millions of users' personal information was wrongly harvested from the website by Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that has counted U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign among its clients. CNET reports that Zuckerberg denied even knowing the term.

Zuckerberg revealed in the hearing Wednesday that his own data was exposed as well.

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

What sophisticated hacking tools did Cambridge Analytica use?

A recent survey conducted by technology research group Techpinions found that 9% of 1,000 U.S. Facebook users said they had deleted their profiles completely due to privacy concerns in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Responding to Weekend Argus questions about the data breach, Facebook, which asked that no spokesperson's name be used, said 33 South African users had downloaded the application and "59777 users were potentially impacted in South Africa (these being friends of those who would have installed the app elsewhere in the world)".

How effective is Facebook's "Bug Bounty program", in combating harmful transfer of data, in addition to identifying unauthorized access to data.

Whether Facebook is willing to change its business model in the interest of protecting privacy. He gave no further details.

Aviv Ovadya, chief technologist at the Center for Social Media Responsibility in San Francisco, has posted a way for Facebook users to discover which companies are sharing your information with the site. In contrast to the information that users (more or less) willingly share, the vast majority of users have no idea that such data even exists. And the more data that Facebook collects allows you to better target ads to users or classes of users.

"It doesn't matter whether you have a Facebook account". When reached for clarification, a Facebook spokesman said Wednesday that the company's estimate already includes the possible other affected users.

Multiple legislators also raised the prospect that Facebook's data policies with third-party apps violated a 2011 agreement with the Federal Trade Commission after a prior privacy complaint. Others asked the CEO about Facebook's restriction of a page belonging to pro-Trump vloggers "Diamond and Silk".

Exactly how many fake accounts Facebook has shut down.

Details about the deployment of AI tools that are created to combat misinformation. Whenever a product like Facebook exists that seems to be free, it usually means the user is the product that is being sold to advertisers. "The content reviewers also go over flagged information".

Propose regulations to govern the tech industry. But he acknowledged that Facebook did not notify the FTC in 2015 when it first learned of that company's data-harvesting.

How Facebook will help spread internet connectivity in rural areas.

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