“These are big issues”, he said, adding that the company will have “turned a corner” on a lot of the issues by the end of the year.
Zuckerberg has set fixing Facebook as his personal challenge for 2018.
A Facebook spokeswoman in Australia said the company would be “fully responsive” to the investigation and had recently updated some privacy settings.
More than 70 million, 80% of the total tally, are Americans, the social network revealed in a chart breaking down users per country (image above).
At present, Facebook Messenger offers a Secret Conversation mode where you can enable a self-destruct timer to delete all of your messages after a specified time.
It plans to expand existing election law covering television and radio outlets to apply to paid internet and digital advertisements on platforms like Facebook, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google. He says Facebook has to ensure they do.
Facebook said it will on Monday begin informing users whose information may have been improperly shared with CA.
“Consumers are not in the position to know that the company passes on its data also for commercial use”, he said. Customers must also be adequately notified about the collection and handling of personal information.
Sandberg, like Mark Zuckerberg in a press interaction earlier this week, acknowledged that the company has made mistakes and mishandled the breach that allowed Cambridge Analytica to use the harvested data of over 50 million voters to influence the USA presidential elections. Also, in the case of the scheduled event, app developers will no longer be able to access the full list of guests attending it.
Trump’s campaign has distanced itself from the firm and claimed it did not use Cambridge’s data.
MARK ZUCKERBERG: We didn’t take a broad enough view of what our responsibility is, and that was a huge mistake.
Although the chief executive said that “it’s not quite everyone” who had the setting turned on, he said “most people” do. Can you tell me what that might look like? Appear sympathetic and be ready for a beating.
Facebook said Wednesday that the number of users whose data was swept up by Cambridge Analytica could be as high as 87 million, significantly more than the figure of 50 million that was widely reported at the outset of the data scandal more than two weeks ago. The company line is that Facebook was focusing too much on building “community” and “social experiences”. It is believed that there are only 335 Indian Facebook users who are responsible for it.
Zuckerberg will testify April 11 – and, incidentally, will face questioning from lawmakers who in the past received substantial campaign contributions from Facebook sources.
In an announcement today, Reps.
The Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) said that a notice seeking details relating to breach of data from Facebook had been sent to Cambridge Analytica particularly with regard to reports in the media about questionable practices attributed to the UK-based firm in their efforts to influence elections. Greg Walden and Frank Pallone, Jr., the chair and ranking member of the committee, respectively.