Why hating Facebook for leaking information won't stop us from using it

Why hating Facebook for leaking information won't stop us from using it

The social network has confirmed 87 million users' personal data were scraped and used by UK-based political data company, Cambridge Analytica.

The most intriguing question regarding privacy was asked on Wednesday (April 11) by Mr. Pallone, who asked #Mark Zuckerberg to reply with either "Yes" or "No" after asking him why can't Facebook's default settings run on minimal personal data collection. Zuckerberg said the European standard, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to come into effect on May 25, was more stringent than what was now in place at Facebook and suggested it could serve as a rough model for USA rules in the future.

Sen. Lindsey Graham pitched a rare hardball question to Zuckerberg Tuesday: Is Facebook a monopoly?

While Congress lawmakers have yet to come to a unified decision on the best way to proceed, the revelations have sparked intense debates over the future of the technology industry and a potential crackdown on its regulation.

In response the social network boss said: "Yes, there will always be a version of Facebook that is free".

The stock is still down about 7% this year though, making Facebook the worst performer among big tech stocks.

How many of you photoshop the hell out of your selfies, just in case an "ex" is poking around to see what you look like?

"We heard feedback from thousands of parents and they want control over their communication with kids", Zuckerberg said. Many channels reported that the CEO used this line for at least 50 times.

Called The Consumer Right to Privacy Act of 2018, the California ballot measure would allow consumers to learn about the types of personal information businesses are collecting, selling and disclosing on them - in addition to whom that information is being sold or shared.

Facebook's recent data privacy issues and the recent Cambridge Anlaytica scandal don't seem like they will impact the company's business. And what should also be clear after the hearings is just how little care social media giants have taken to construct products that are hard for bad actors to exploit.

All of this hullabaloo over Facebook sharing info had me thinking back to simpler times on Facebook.

"It's not enough to just connect people". It's also unsafe because people don't know how they have been profiled-or whether their profile is biased, wrong, or otherwise unfair.

Meanwhile, experts say that social media users in India have yet to learn ways to protect their privacy. So, to put those numbers into better perspective, that means around 36.38 million people in the United States have deleted the Facebook phone app, while 19.26 million have deleted their accounts altogether.

Lujan: It may surprise you that we've not talked about this a lot today.



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