Moving forward from the Zuckerberg testimony
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 15, 2018,
Apr 15, 2018, 3:49
"The profiles that Facebook builds on non-users don't necessarily include so-called "personally identifiable information" (PII) like names or email addresses", Gillmor said.
How much data Facebook has on non-Facebook users. Months later, a Dutch security researcher discovered that the button was sending data about the pages you were visiting to Facebook, even if you never clicked on it. Facebook said that what the researcher found was a bug and promised to fix it.
Asked by Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy while he testified on Capitol Hill whether Facebook had been served subpoenas for the special counsel, Zuckerberg responded "yes", but later clarified: "I am actually not aware of a subpoena".
Facebook reached out to pro-Trump vloggers Diamond and Silk days before the duo claimed that they had not heard from the social media company about why their page was deemed "unsafe for the community".
Zuckerberg was grilled for about 10 hours by almost 100 legislators in the House and Senate to address the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Marc Andreessen, the venture capitalist and a Facebook board member, doesn't tweet anymore, but he "likes" hundreds of tweets a week, a group that recently included a string that mocked the public's fear that new media forms can be turned into "weapons of total mind control".
Zuckerberg agreed to the hearings as pressure mounted over the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the company's own admission previous year that it had been compromised by Russians trying to influence the 2016 election.
"They would advertise for housing but would say, 'Well, we don't want to advertise to, say, racial or religious minorities, for example".
However, the Cambridge Analytica scandal wasn't to be the end of it. Facebook argued it had closed the loophole which allowed app-makers to extract far more data from users, particularly about their friends, than they had any reasonable need for.
35% say they're using Facebook less than they used to over the privacy issue. "But there's more to do, and you can find more of the details of the other steps we're taking in the written statement I provided", he said.
"In that specific case, our team made an enforcement error, and we have already gotten in touch with them to reverse it", he said.
Zuckerberg was unable to answer Dingell, the MI congresswoman, when she asked how frequently Facebook used computer code embedded in websites to gather dossiers on virtually everyone online. You don't know what other companies were sold the Kogan data, even though you were asked that yesterday.
"But I think you have to be careful about putting regulation in place". "A lot of Americans are waking up to the fact that Facebook is becoming sort of a self-regulated superstructure for political discourse", he said. "Some things are striking during this conversation", she said. His creation - built to feed on us caring about the posts, likes and shares of others - spread from his Harvard dorm room to take over the world. We do pay to help produce content.
- "Glaring gaps" in understanding -Noting that a European data protection standard due to come into effect on May 25 was more stringent than what was now in place at Facebook, Zuckerberg suggested it could serve as a rough model for U.S. rules in the future.