"Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg confronted two days of flame broiling before U.S. government officials this week, following worries over how his organization manages individuals" information.
"Of all the social media that are out there, Facebook and Instagram provide the most available targeting options", she said. (I couldn't figure out how to do the latter, and I write about technology for a living.) Zuckerberg says he's giving users control, but he's giving them the illusion of control.
However, the social networking giant is emerging from the impact of the scandal gradually, recouping much of its losses.
Rudiantara argued that the Indonesian public's vulnerability in relation to the post-truth phenomena will have an adverse effect considering the low literacy of its people compared to other countries such as the United States and European countries. For instance, when specifically asked whether he would support an "opt-in" requirement (which means FB would have to get users' consent before sharing their data), Zuckerberg in his testimony said "makes sense to discuss", but as his wont, he side-stepped adding: "the details around this matter a lot".
He said in this particular case, "Facebook had a technical hole in their system that allowed Cambridge Analytica to pull down more detailed information about your friend circle".
I'm sure I've shared more things than I could remember.
Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook continues to keep track of users' behaviour even when they're logged out of its service. Ever since the scandal came to light in February, Facebook has been having a tough time dealing with accusations that the company was responsible for the leak of personal data of millions of users. The US is still far away from any comprehensive regulation; and with Zuckerberg wriggling out, we will probably have to bear FB for some more time in its present form.
"We do not sell data to advertisers", Zuckerberg said. With Google, Facebook effectively has a "digital duopoly", controlling 56.8% of the online advertising market, according to eMarketer. Considering there were questions about how Facebook could sustain its business model without user payment, we can safely say that numerous committee members did not do their homework.
"Because right now, we are only a couple of years past when Cambridge Analytica created those models, the profiles and models they have are likely useful for the next, in my rough estimation and experience, three to five years", he said. Instead, third parties are simply asking for - and often receiving - people's data through Facebook enabled apps. But the Cambridge Analytica crisis erupted as Facebook's advertising business took fire for allowing Russian operatives to use fake accounts during the presidential election to try to sow political discord and sway voter opinion.
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.
The company reiterated that it's committed to launching this program as part of its efforts to effectively uncover potential abuse of people's information.
Some also pointed out that the 33-year-old tech billionaire, who is five-foot-seven, was using a booster seat.
As users of Facebook, we should be concerned about the status of our privacy.