Mozilla suspends ads on Facebook on data privacy concerns

Cambridge Analytica scandal Don't want to delete Facebook account? Here's what you can do to make it safe

Cambridge Analytica scandal Don't want to delete Facebook account? Here's what you can do to make it safe

On regulating Facebook and other Internet properties, Zuckerberg said: "I actually am not sure we shouldn't be regulated". Zuckerberg said about talking to Congress "happy to if it's the right thing to do", but "what we try to do is send the person at Facebook who will have the most knowledge".

In a post last night (21 March), Zuckerberg gave a timeline of events going back to 2007 when Facebook launched the Facebook Platform with the vision that more apps should be social.

Along with this Zuckerberg also listed some of the changes that will be made to the social networking platform in order prevent future abuse. We need to fix that.

Wylie claimed that 270,000 people took the quiz, but the data of some 50 million users, mainly in the United States, was harvested without their explicit consent via their friend networks.

The above report Facebook and Cambridge declined to comment upon being contacted for a response to recent developments.

User figures are now also under threat with search variations for "delete Facebook" increasing 423% since the news broke, according to internet behaviour monitor Hitwise.

Lastly, Facebook is expanding its bug bounty program, rewarding more people for reporting any misuses of data by app developers.

Cambridge Analytica CEO Sees Claims as Backlash to Trump Win
After two years of failing to disclose the harvesting, Facebook said Monday that it hired an outside firm to audit Cambridge. A sharp loss for Facebook is dragging technology companies lower Monday as US stock indexes skid.

The Indian government demanded the name of the entities that engaged Cambridge Analytica, the method it used to get data and whether consent was sought from users.

On a user exodus: "I don't think we've seen a meaningful number of people act on [#DeleteFacebook], but, you know, it's not good", he told the Times.

In the UK, Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix was suspended after hidden camera footage of him suggesting the company could use young women to catch opposition politicians in compromising positions was broadcast.

Hours after releasing a statement on Facebook, Zuckerberg spoke to Wired editor-in-chief Nick Thompson about what he called "one of our biggest mistakes".

"It shouldn't be for a company to decide what is the appropriate balance between privacy and innovation and use of data, those rules should be set by society as a whole and so set by parliament".

And it should be remembered that Mark Zuckerberg himself famously questioned privacy in the digital age, when he said in 2010 that people no longer have an expectation of privacy thanks to increasing uptake of social networking.

Zuckerberg's assertion that he might not have the best overview of the situation is somewhat surprising.

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