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Sandberg was asked by NBC television's "Today Show" if other cases of user data misuse could be expected. The Sony messages included disparaging remarks about movie stars and other people in the entertainment industry.

Most people understand that when sending a text message, through Messenger or pretty much any other messaging service, it stays out there until when and if the recipient decides to delete it. The company apologized for not doing so sooner.

Meanwhile, amidst the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica row, a report has surfaced online in which Facebook CEO confirmed that Facebook scans all the images, videos and links you send to people via its Messenger app.

"[There are] many misperceptions about what we actually do", he said.

The project has since been put on hold, according to a Facebook spokesperson.

It has already required political ads to verify who is paying for them and where the advertiser is located.

For the first time, it has also backed proposed legislation requiring social media sites to disclose the identities of buyers of online political campaign ads.

The company disclosed in September that Russians using fake names had used the social network to try to influence United States voters in the months before and after the 2016 election. "Any advertiser who doesn't pass will be prohibited from running political or issue ads", said Zuckerberg on his Facebook page.

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Ultimately, Facebook cannot shy away from the criticism over the way the company manages their data, even as the company looks to shy away from controversy. On the one hand, the feature could make users share sensitive or confidential messages.

"Keep in mind that deleting a message or conversation from your device won't delete it from your friend's device", says the Facebook page for secret conversations. They are also unlikely to block plans that will regulate Facebook ad content.

It came at a time when Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg is encountering severe criticism from privacy activists and mass people.

Facebook is also facing an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission in what has become its worst privacy crisis in its 14-year history.

Over the past three weeks the scandal continued to spiral.

The announcement is pertinent for Pakistan in the sense that the general elections are just around the corner, giving rise to concerns and rumours that Cambridge Analytica - a British political consultancy embroiled in the Facebook data fiasco - may be planning to skew the results.

"When the timer runs out, the message would disappear from both their and the recipients' inboxes", it reported.



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