Facebook is on a list of 30 groups in data privacy probe

07 April, 2018, 00:37 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Facebook is on a list of 30 groups in data privacy probe

The exploratory effort to share medical-related data was led by an interventional cardiologist called Freddy Abnousi, who describes his role on LinkedIn as "leading top-secret projects".

"The information stays inside Facebook's servers even if it disappears from the public user interface".

It came amid revelations that millions more Facebook users than previously thought may have had their data illegitimately collected by the British election consultants.

The audit of Cambridge Analytica is on hold, in deference to a United Kingdom investigation.

"We should have been faster and are working hard to improve our technology and tools to detect and prevent abusive, hateful or false content", the spokesperson told AFP by email. At this point, it sounds like a product people might actually be willing to pay for. But waiting until it was confronted with evidence of the deletions and public backlash shows Facebook is only being transparent with users when forced.

Sandberg gave several interviews this week as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before Congress next week, where the issue of elections meddling is nearly certain to come up. "This hearing will explore approaches to privacy that satisfy consumer expectations while encouraging innovation". In the messages, Zuckerberg calls early Facebook users "dumb fucks" for trusting him and putting their personal information in their Facebook profile.

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A consortium of civil society, human rights and monitoring groups in Myanmar have criticised Mark Zuckerberg's response to the spread of hate speech on the platform and accused the social media giant of failing to act quickly enough to curtail unsafe messages that incited violence inside the country.

Following this Facebook banned Kogan and Cambridge Analytica from its platform. The company denied the claims, saying they deleted the harvested information in 2015. Presumably due to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, however, the plan has been paused for the time being.

Sandberg expressed her full support for Zuckerberg.

Facebook shares were down slightly in mid-morning trading in NY today.

In Europe, because of the digital data protection directive, there are courts where people can demand the deletion of personal data if "it's proven that the information wasn't fully deleted and third parties can still access it". "We should have done this sooner - and we're sorry that we did not". Rather, a breach of trust, which is why it's working round the clock - now - to ensure such a thing doesn't happen again.

There has been no official announcement about the new delete feature, and there's a sense that Facebook is reacting to crisis after crisis in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal with slap-dash measures on an ad-hoc basis.

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