The security reason: “It’s to make sure people can’t scrape public info from Facebook even when they’re not logged in”.
Some US lawmakers were particularly concerned about the way Facebook tracks users around the web with the use of like and share buttons, and a hidden script called Facebook Pixel.
Ad spending on Facebook has continued to grow year-on-year despite the difficulties faced by the company and its owner, Mark Zuckerberg. “Everyone will be looking at what Facebook is doing in court and around the country and take issues with the promises that he made today”. “But this is an area where I think society’s sensibilities are also shifting quickly”.
“The profiles that Facebook builds on non-users don’t necessarily include so-called “personally identifiable information” (PII) like names or email addresses”, Gillmor said.
One of the issues raised was about the alleged political bias of the platform, with conservative legislators asking about the removal of several popular conservative Facebook pages.
Before many people join a network, it may not be so useful.
And, that was the crux of the whole hearing; as nervous as Zuckerberg was, no one held him accountable for his gross negligence on users’ privacy.
Vince Mitchell: I think the delete Facebook campaign is useful.
Interestingly, the company also does something else.
But he stiffly defended Facebook’s business model – specifically the way it uses data and postings from the 2.2 billion users of its free platform – calling it necessary to attract ad revenue the $480 billion company depends on. And it does so without their permission.
Facebook responded to an IT Ministry notice seeking details of the data leak and the subsequent corrective action on April 5. Every company in Europe or with European users will be be covered.
Some New Zealand Facebook users that had their information shared with Cambridge Analytica have yet to be notified.
According to the official FAQ of the Data Abuse Bounty program, users are being invited to help the social network identify malicious apps and companies that are collecting and abusing Facebook data. But the USA lawmakers were still angry. Listen to this exchange between Democrat Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico and Zuckerberg. And the more data that Facebook collects allows you to better target ads to users or classes of users.
Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer revealed shared the number while discussing the steps the company was taking to restrict the personal data available to third-party app developers.
A Moldovan-born Cambridge University researcher developed a personality app that harvested the personal data of 30 million Facebook users.
Larry Buschon, a Republican from IN, brought up a concern about Facebook listening IN on people’s conversations.
“Some of these people have pretty horrendous facebook pics”, he wrote.
Now, I will tell you that there are members of this body who would like to see the internet monitored as a utility. But the more people join, the more useful it becomes.
I want to talk about just a few different subjects if you will, and I’d like to ask you just some yes or no questions.
“He’s giving the same responses to the same questions from different senators”, said Helio Fred Garcia, a professor of crisis management at NYU and Columbia University in NY.