Grilling Zuckerberg doesn't solve Facebook's problems

Grilling Zuckerberg doesn't solve Facebook's problems

Facebook has regularly been accused of listening in on conversations using microphones on smartphones and then presenting ads related to recent conversations to its users.

In a series of questions on how people can remove data from Facebook, Zuckerberg said the company does "collect data on people who are not signed up for Facebook, for security purposes".

He has been at the centre of the controversy surrounding whether he was aware that Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data hacking controversy.

Admitting "this is an ongoing arms race", Zuckerberg promised that the coming elections in India and Pakistan would be fair, and not subject to Russian-type intervention as in US President Donald Trump's election. Do you think we are actually going to see more government right regulation? Zuckerberg said he was getting to the bottom of what the UK-based firm did and will tell everyone who may have been affected. However, as more is revealed about the misuse of Facebook's services by Cambridge Analytica, it would seem as if a users personal data has been passed on if a friend on the social network has previously used the app.

"If you messaged anybody this week would you share with us the names of the people you messaged?"

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced a grilling on Capitol Hill over the data privacy scandal. Responding to a question, he told lawmakers that he meant to initiate legal action against the firm accused of stealing personal data and using it for political purposes in the 2016 US Presidential elections.

Respondents expressed concern after it emerged contractor Cambridge Analytica used a Facebook app to obtain information on as many as 87 million people without their knowledge. "We took this step in order to focus our efforts on supporting reasonable privacy measures in California", a company spokesman was quoted as saying, who later added that Facebook still found the act "flawed".

Some of the lawmakers talked to Zuckerberg, 33, as they would their children or grandchildren, and were occasionally befuddled by the complexities of his company.

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Senator Dick Durbin asked Zuckerberg if he'd be willing to give up some of his own private information to the hearing. It's a multi-sided platform, the main goal of which is to get people to remain on it, creating content - data - that can be packaged as a profile for advertisers. "That's not how advertising works, and I do think we could probably be doing a clearer job explaining that, given the misperceptions that are out there", he said in response to a question.

And yet it has been said that Facebook is the modern day equivalent of a religion and there is something in that.

"The GDPR requires us to do a few more things and we are going to extend that to the world", he 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.

But in following the advice, "don't invest in companies you wouldn't want to run", I'm selling my Facebook stock.

Mr Zuckerberg said the idea "deserved a lot of discussion", but maybe not a new law.

"We are also awaiting the result of the processes now being undertaken by UK's Information Commissioner's Office, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the US Federal Trade Commission and the Australian Privacy and Information Commissioner", Edwards said. It was my mistake, and I'm sorry.

Sanda said that on Monday, US time, Facebook began notifying the millions of users impacted.

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