Zuckerberg flubs details of Facebook privacy commitments

Amy Goodman is the host of "Democracy Now!", a daily global TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,400 stations. Following that link, users will be directed to a section where they can see which apps and websites they have used Facebook to log into, and remove any they no longer want connected to their account. While it may be, as the user protection promises claim, "aggregated and anonymized" for the sake of individual user privacy, that presumably only affects the access third-parties like advertisers get.

Cambridge Analytica, an IT service management company which had harvested the Facebook data of 87 million users without their knowledge, has left users of Facebook baffled all across the globe. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., reintroduced the bill in the wake of the Equifax data breach that exposed sensitive information on more than 143 million Americans a year ago.

This is at the very centre of FB's business.

Rodgers said other sites like Twitter and LinkedIn don't use "that sort of deep, personal data", while they focus more on what's happening on their platforms with keyword searches and hashtags. "This is actually a concern that I have, and that I try to root out at the company - is making sure that we don't have any bias in the work that we do". In the United States, the ads appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. Just like everything else concerning Facebook, he presented this as an idealistic initiative; but questions about children form an alarming component of the broader debate on privacy and data collection. "If you believe that you want more privacy or some oversight of an organization like Facebook, which is really the principal social network for anybody over 25, then people should ask for that".

But then came the admission that content generated by FB's two billion users was so humungous that even with AI technology would take years to police the whole system. In other words, it provides the truck for transport and is not responsible for the zombies, vampires and reptiles that climb on board.

The consent will have to be informed, explicit, unambiguous and specific. While this week the Silicon Valley giant's stock has experience a modest recovery as its CEO appears calm and collected in front of USA lawmakers, the high-flying FAANG stock saw roughly $100 billion shaved off its market capitalization in the weeks following its latest data crisis. However, as we have discussed before, strict regulations on data ownership and privacy are more likely to have severe adverse unintended consequences for smaller publishers and can serve to further entrench the incumbents (Facebook and Google). Sen. Tech.pinions, a technology and media research firm, claims that nearly 10% of people in the U.S. have done just that.

"I don't see a reason for businesses to pull back now". The regulations that cover television, print and radio advertising have not yet caught up with the online world.

On the other hand, Zuckerberg seems to be in favor of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will be implemented next month.

On the off chance that Ali joins Facebook and transfers his telephone contacts to Facebook's servers, at that point Facebook can proactively propose companions whom he may know, in light of the data he transferred.

  • Carolyn Briggs