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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.

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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".

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