Zuckerberg flubs details of Facebook privacy commitments

Zuckerberg flubs details of Facebook privacy commitments

Facebook on Monday said: "Our goals are to understand Facebook's impact on upcoming elections - like Brazil, India, Mexico and the United States midterms - and to inform our future product and policy decisions". That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy, he said. "We have to make sure people aren't using it to harm people or spread disinformation", Zuckerberg told the Senators.

Mark Zuckerberg is once again testifying before Congress, this time before the House of Representatives.

As it turns out, CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself may have gotten one of those automated warnings, because his personal data was included in CA's roundup, too.

And Mark Zuckerberg added: "A number of people suggest that we should offer a version where people cannot have ads if they pay a monthly subscription, and certainly we consider ideas like that".

Zuckerberg used his time in front of the eyes of millions to admit to his mistakes and attempt to reassure users that he is going to use this opportunity to take a more proactive role in how Facebook shapes the entire sector when it comes to protecting data. He said he was among the almost 87 million people whose personal information was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Rep. Anna Eshoo from California asked Zuckerberg if he thinks that Facebook has a moral obligation to run the company in a way that protects democracy, to which he answered yes. "If you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account and visit a website with the Like button or another social plugin, your browser sends us a more limited set of info".

The archive also has knowledge of not only the advertisements a user has clicked on, but also which advertisers have downloaded the user's info.

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Facebook introduced Messenger Kids - which it says is its first app for kids - in December, and expanded the app to Android in February. He initially attempted to dismiss her concerns about the use of user data with advertisers with a refrain heard over and over during the two days of testimony: "We don't sell data to advertisers".

Many Democrats disagreed, saying their Republican colleagues held no genuine interest in having a meaningful debate that could lead to a regulatory overhaul of how technology firms handle data. Ironically, shares hit an all-time high just before the Cambridge Analytica scandal hit, but they've been down 16 percent ever since.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, asked Zuckerberg on Tuesday during the Senate committees hearing about the company's handling of Messenger Kids data.

The issue being examined by Congress is how Cambridge Analytica came to improperly obtain from Facebook the profiles of 50 million of its users, then sought to build the information into a voter profile data base for the 2016 election. Whether you choose to leave or not you can still get behind that campaign. This takes you to a new page where you can click Start My Archive to see what you have shared on the site and the personal data that has been collected.

You feel that? You're more informed already.

He also said he was not familiar with what various media reports call "shadow profiles", collections of data assembled on Facebook users that they have no knowledge of or control over.