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17 April 2018, 01:51 | Joann Bryant
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Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the strategy to possibly make an ad-free Facebook where users will pay for their privacy at last week's Capitol Hill appearance.
It has been reported by Open Democracy that Cambridge Analytica's parent company, Strategic Communication Laboratories, owned by the Billionaire Robert Mercer, is also involved with military propaganda, and has previously undertaken operations in Russian Federation on behalf of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
The Guardian reports that Facebook since 2015 has spent almost Rs 100 crores on Zuckeberg's security including money spent on his travels overseas in private jets. "Facebook is not only a social media giant, but also an global business".
When Facebook was alerted in 2015 that 87 million profiles were collected by Cambridge Analytica, a data consulting firm, those users were not notified and the process of notifying these users is still underway.
The 2011 consent decree capped years of Facebook privacy mishaps, many of which revolved around its early attempts to follow users and their friends around the internet. Despite the change, people can still login to Bumble using their Facebook account. In a similar vein, Google's response to the GDPR has been to remove all personal identifying data from its AdSense program, which effectively renders the Google Network publishers' ad inventory worthless as they can no longer target ads, and ultimately hurts smaller publishers far more than it hurts Google. "They don't want ads that don't relate to them", she said. "This means that you recently logged in to them using Facebook, and they can request information you've chosen to share with them", says the social media company. In the aftermath of President Trump's election, many speculated whether Zuckerberg's carefully orchestrated road trip, which included photo-ops with farmers in Wisconsin, firemen in IN, and college football coach Nick Saban in Alabama, was part of grander political ambitions or a way to make amends after a tough year for Facebook's image. And Facebook's plan - notifying users whose data were shared and teaching others how to "secure their account and data" - is like shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted. But YouTube is also one of the most popular websites among children, and it is estimated that 80% of American children in the age group of 6-12 use it. "YouTube provides how-to guides for creators making videos for kids".
Facebook disables apps from accessing your data that you haven't used in a while.
Actually, I am not ditching Facebook.
The hearings generated much heat but little light, as was predicted by Zeynep Tufekci, a professor at the University of North Carolina and one of the keenest observers of Facebook and our evolving digital landscape. "The way to think about it is if you are not paying for something, you are the product". Starting April 17, the dating app also lets you date online with the need for a Facebook account. They are just not games. Now, that action is specifically prohibited by Facebook in the terms of service they have for app and quiz developers. However, he never explained what these reasons are, nor did he explain what Facebook is doing with the information it gathers, aside from using it for security purposes.
The hands-off, market-driven policy that turbocharged the megacap internet companies' growth has clearly outlived its usefulness considering the recent developments involving Facebook. "They're not going to give that up easily". Facebook is embroiled in controversy over how the company handles the sensitive information it collects from its 2 billion users.
Still, despite the breach of privacy, some students say giving up Facebook is easier said than done.
"Consumers have a right to know what personal data there is being collected and sold, who's buying it and for what objective".
Facebook shares were up 0.3 percent to $165.08 at 12:20 p.m.in NY. "So, how do we capture diverse thoughts", he said.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal has made the average person aware of the problem. That said, Facebook has known that this has been happening for years, and there is not much they can do about it, so they haven't: how do you know that digital information is being sold to someone else?
In addition, supposedly the company is investigating any application that had access to people's information before they prevented such access in 2014 which was something that had not happened prior to the Cambridge Analytica case.
"Congresswoman, I don't remember if we had a financial penalty", Zuckerberg said under questioning by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., on Wednesday.
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