Home » Tech

Facebook to contact users who could've had their privacy compromised

10 April, 2018, 20:32 | Author: Arnold Gilbert
  • US Sen. Ed Markey

A spokeswoman for Operation Faceblock, Laura Ullman, said that the boycott will send a "powerful message" to the social media network that the group is concerned about data privacy.

Last month, a whistleblower who previously worked for Cambridge Analytica came forward to claim that the British-based firm had used a third-party app to obtain private information from more than 50 million Facebook profiles without the users' knowledge.

"We have discussed this feature several times", a Facebook spokesperson told PCMag.

In reply to a comment on his post, Zuckerberg stated, "Yes - 2018 has important elections across the US, Mexico, India, Brazil, Pakistan, Hungary and many other countries". It's all about cash money on this week's #GirlsWithGoals Listen in on your iPhone or Android now.

More than 70 million of those users are located in the USA according to the AP. At that time, Sandberg said the company took no action because it believed Cambridge Analytica had deleted the data on its own.

When asked why Facebook didn't follow up when it found that Cambridge Analytica was abusing user data back in 2016, Sandberg told Guthrie: "You are right we could have done this 2 1/2 years ago".

To get authorized by Facebook, "advertisers will need to confirm their identity and location", the statement said.

The measure is already in place for political ads, and comes as Facebook tries to clamp down on outside election interference ahead of this year's U.S. mid-terms and upcoming political contests around the world.

Perhaps the announcing the unsend feature is a way to soften the severity of deleting messages from users conversations without consent or notice by making it look like they were testing the feature. Still, Facebook users will no doubt be pleased to - eventually - be able to remove messages they change their minds about.

In a addition, all users will now see more about what apps they're using and what data they have access to, so they can make better decisions about what software they use.

In an interview with BuzzFeed News yesterday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg made clear what Facebook needs to do to regain user trust: "It's not about what we say, it's what we do".



Arsenal 3 Southampton 2: Gunners enjoy home comforts as Welbeck sinks Saints
It didn't stop there, Danny Welbeck fired a wonderful strike in the 38th minute, making it 2-1 for the Gunners. The Mexico forward equalized with a brilliant finish after Marko Arnautovic cut the ball back.

Voting underway in Hungarian election
Experts say the large turnout in Hungary's parliamentary election could "dramatically change" the country's politics. Orban told reporters after casting his ballot that he is fighting for the future of his beloved country.

Andhra special status: TDP MPs detained during protest outside PM Modi's residence
The central government, however, blamed the Andhra Pradesh government for the delay on a special package to the state. However, it was never taken up for discussion due to continuous disruptions in the Parliament .

Russell Crowe cashes in at Art of Divorce auction
Crowe also parted with a collection of artwork, including the 1960 Charles Blackman work "The Suitor", which sold for $360,000. A leather jockstrap worn by Crowe in the 2005 movie Cinderella Man was won by a telephone bidder for $7000.

India, Nepal vow to strengthen bilateral ties
We have developed our friendship according to time with a goal to eradicate poverty, improve living standards. Oli was received by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital on Friday.

Mohamed Salah beats Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to important award
With eight games remaining, Madrid are third in La Liga, four points behind second-placed Atletico and 13 adrift of leaders Barcelona.

Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont urges dialogue with Spain
Misuse of public funds carries a sentence of around eight years at Spain, while a rebellion sentence can hit 30 years. He was released on bail pending a hearing on a lesser charge and remains in Germany.

Unusual Volume Spikes For: Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F)
The Company operates in four segments: Automotive, Financial Services, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Central Treasury Operations. Over the last 5 days, Ford Motor Company's shares returned 4.62% and in the past one month the figure appeared at 7.09%.

City are tired and need help from fans, says Guardiola
His team still has more chances to clinch the league, but only 90 minutes to salvage its Champions League dream. In March Raiola hit out at Guardiola over his treatment of Zlatan Ibrahimovic when the pair were at Barcelona.

Jacob Zuma corruption case postponed to 8 June
Bishop Ndlela, of the United Methodist Church, said religious leaders attended Friday's rally to show Zuma that he was not alone. Downer was in court with fellow prosecutors Raymond Mathenjwa and Almicia Coetzee, while Zuma was represented by Hoosen Gani SC.