Zuckerberg wins Facebook hearings, a loss for all, says Shira Ovide

Doris Richards
April 16, 2018

Rodgers said 9 percent of Facebook users have deleted their accounts and another one-third of users are using Facebook less following Zuckerberg's congressional hearings. "So we have to be paying close attention to what is happening as well", he said in relation to Barbados TODAY.

The founder of social networking giant continued to earn a base salary of $1 with no bonuses or stock awards. "Google even runs a programme called Google Preferred that lets advertisers pay extra money to get their ads onto the most popular kid-directed channels", the petition said, accusing the companies of collecting "billions of data points from millions of children and making untold amounts of money off the use and sale of that data without ever telling parents". The incident wiped off billions from Zuckerberg's wealth while Facebook's stock prices slumped in a week.

Over two days of questioning in Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chief revealed that he didn't know key details of a 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission that requires Facebook to protect user privacy.

And I voluntarily gave Facebook my name, where I live, where I went to school, where I work, who I'm married to, what movies I enjoy and what music I listen to, what teams I watch... None of the good changes the company announced in recent weeks will truly hurt Facebook because it hasn't revised its economic engine: all that data, and unfettered use of it without informed approval of Facebook's citizens. "They are already having conversations about how they cannot only make sure their current systems better protect user privacy and autonomy, but how artificially intelligence systems they are using can have ethical alignment built in by design", said Ms McEvoy.

That is disturbing, given that we have been examining this component of Facebook's non-user information gathering for as far back as five years, as far back as the practice was exposed by researchers at Packet Storm Security.

The fallout around data privacy scandals has put Facebook in a tough spot.

But like Facebook, Google's massive advertising network was used by Russian sources to spread disinformation during the 2016 USA election. Mr Zuckerberg told Congress that Facebook is planning to give its users - including those in the United States and Canada - all new rights under GDPR.


The main reason Facebook denied so numerous data requests, according to Federal Police spokeswoman Lulzana Musliu, was that some acts that are deemed to be offenses in Switzerland are not so in the U.S., where Facebook is headquartered.

Since then, however, one Republican ad consultant says he has gotten around the clampdown by simply placing Facebook ads that direct users to sign petitions on sites outside the social network.

Facebook said it has changed its rules on user consent to stop other third parties harvesting data in the same way.

In a series of interviews, Sandberg took responsibility for failing to ensure that Facebook operations had enough staff to protect users' privacy. "They are data collection", he said.

"The biggest growing segment for these social media platforms is the youth, and they grew up with this, so they know all their data is being collected, and they know they don't have privacy", said Detert.

"Most business owners I talk to are focused on anything other than their data security", said Mr Correia. Facebook failed to alert individual users that their data had been improperly harvested until this month.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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