Cambridge Analytica-linked Kogan collected Facebook users' private messages

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Zuckerberg has already testified for roughly 10 hours in front of two panels of U.S. lawmakers about Cambridge Analytica, a data analysis firm that improperly accessed names, "likes, " and other personal information on Facebook about roughly 87 million users. People own their own data, as far as he sees it. But the more people join, the more useful it becomes. Australia and Indonesia, also said last week they would be investigating Facebook to determine whether or not they had violated their local privacy laws.

Laidlaw said this shocking Facebook scandal is specific damage but says there are other general ways that "chill" participation online. "You need to save your ship".

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this week that Facebook offers a tool that lets people see and remove all of the information they put into the social media site. Zuckerberg agreed: "If there's an imminent threat of harm, we're going to take a conservative position on that and make sure that we flag that and understand that more broadly". In May 2017, the European Union turned its sights on Facebook, fining the company $122 million for misleading regulators about the way it planned to handle user data after acquiring the messaging service WhatsApp.

Mark Zuckerberg has spent an bad lot of time in the hot seat over the last two days.


After a testy exchange with Zuckerberg, Rep Diana DeGette, a Democrat from Colorado, said Congress should consider imposing "really robust penalties" for social media companies that repeatedly compromise user information. One of the things that also came up in the hearings, and I am a firm believer in this, is that big companies generally don't get hurt by regulations.

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.

It will be weeks before Facebook responds to Congress and addresses this issue. One is, you can go and work your way through all of Facebook's privacy settings and try to lock them down as much as possible.

"I was part of a team that was handling data protection issues on the Facebook platform", he said, "like what happened with Cambridge Analytica". We respect your privacy.


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". She told Tremonti it's more than just sharing a story or posting a picture.

Happy Friday the 13th: This is just the latest in a seemingly unending parade of ethical dilemmas in Facebook's 14 years of existence. A number of the Russian ads were on Facebook.

However, the Guardian said that whistleblower Christopher Wylie had looked at some direct messages on Kogan's database, and concluded it was "unclear" whether they had been using by Cambridge Analytica and its associates.

Have you deleted your Facebook account in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?


This segment was produced by The Current's Alison Masemann, Samira Mohyeddin and Bethlehem.

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