Senate Grills Facebook's Zuckerberg Over User Privacy

Senate Grills Facebook's Zuckerberg Over User Privacy

Shares are down 16% from the all-time high that they hit before the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, which Facebook now says has affected 87 million users, first came to light.

By the close of Wednesday's hearing, Zuckerberg had spent roughly 10 out of the previous 24 hours testifying before Congress.

As Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg explained last week, the network shows users targeted ads based on personal data.

Wired collated a complete list of all the questions Facebook's CEO said he would have to refer to his team.

On Facebook the minimum age of users is 13, not counting the company's Messenger for Kids app (which doesn't collect the type of data Facebook's main app does).

He parried questions of how much control people have over their data on the world's largest social media network without a major gaffe, while avoiding being cornered into supporting new government regulation. So to make them care it's only recently that Facebook has allowed you to download all of the data that they have on you. The reason why Senators were so focused on this is because an ad-free version would ultimately involve less of users' data being taken.

Zuckerberg will take questions from the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Statements from representatives facing re-election this year ranged from complaints of anti-conservative bias to questions about whether Facebook could improve broadband speeds in their state.

Facebook will apologize, and we are sure to see various marketing campaigns in an attempt to restore its former glory.

Whether some of the anonymous group pages now on Facebook were created by Russian agents. "Diamond and Silk is not terrorism!"

"I don't want to vote to have to regulate Facebook, but by God, I will", Republican Senator John Kennedy told Zuckerberg on Tuesday. We do pay to help produce content.

According to Zuckerberg, the company has 200 people working on efforts to combat the promotion of "extremist" content.

Facebook has been experimenting with words which are displayed in different colours, and when users click on them it triggers an animation.

"It's pretty obvious to me that someone is listening to the audio on our phones", Buschon said.

On Tuesday, testifying before almost half of the Senate, Zuckerberg admitted that the company made mistakes in its handling of user data.

The way things are going, it looks like Zuckerberg will have to dust himself off for a progressively harder time with the US Congress in the coming months.

Facebook is implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standard for European users next month, and some of its rules will be extended to USA and other users later, he confirmed.

The company has always denied these allegations.

Whether Facebook can "track a user's Internet browsing activity, even after that user has logged off of the Facebook platform". He had no response when asked how a non-Facebook member could remove information without signing up for the service. He assured senators the company would handle the situation differently today.

In 2013, security research firm called Packet Storm Security found the so-called "shadow profiles".

SELYUKH: Several Democrats pressed Zuckerberg to commit to collecting as little information as possible, to even change Facebook's business model to protect user privacy.

Near the end of the session, Debbie Dingell, a Democrat from MI criticised Zuckerberg's lack of knowledge of his own company. "As CEO, you didn't know some key facts". You didn't know that the FTC doesn't have fining.

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