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European Union digital chief to meet with Zuckerberg amid privacy scandal

Sen. Orrin Hatch R-Utah second from left questions Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees Facebook Doesn't Expect Revenue Impact Over Privacy Concerns
Edmund Robinson | 19 April, 2018, 06:06

He acknowledged that Facebook should not have trusted Cambridge Analytica's assurance that it will stop using user's personal information it collected.

Twitch's live stream of the event featured its own roast of Zuckerberg, but he wasn't the only target of mockery at the hearing.

Their desire to curb Silicon Valley's political bias sometimes seems stronger than their commitment to light-touch regulatory orthodoxy. But after the misguided questions asked over the past week, I am concerned that some of these men and women should not be the individuals to make such an influential decision.

"Facebook doesn't do this, and I'm not familiar with companies that do either", Zuckerberg said.

Zuckerberg maintained, however, that Facebook does not sell anyone's data and that users can control who has access to whatever they share via "inline" settings.

It's unfair that a site like Facebook can be so passive-aggressive about making people agree to these terms without explaining to people in non-legalese what those terms mean.

And although a lot of people argue that it is hard for people who did not grow up around technology to understand it, it is also not hard to become educated. This is because other apps and sites don't know who is using Facebook. He didn't mention whether those other apps included Facebook's own Messenger, as well as Instagram and WhatsApp, which are also both owned by Facebook.




"People can delete previously uploaded information at any time and can find all the information available to them in their account and activity log from our Download Your Information tool".

Cambridge Analytica has denied the allegations on Twitter, saying the number of users who took their other quizzes numbered "in the tens of thousands".

Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, "severely contradicted critical factual positions" that the company took to win dismissal last May of the $3 billion lawsuit by victims and relatives of American victims of Hamas attacks, according to a filing with the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in NY. This inevitably led to Congress questioning Zuckerberg to decide if government intervention is needed. Just for the record, the "buttons" on our pages are just hardcoded links to our social media accounts. Of course, much credit should be given to Ekdale for delivering a 50-minute lecture jam-packed with information.

"They had every single social event I went to, a list of all my friends and their birthdays, and a list of every text I've sent".

For example, should a non-Facebook site include a social plug-in (Like or Share button), visitors to those sites are tracked.

The markets are holding steady for the moment, but it should only be a matter of time before the ripples from this pebble dropped into the technology ocean start to make uneasy sailing for everyone else. Facebook might still face some more regulation calls but all the social media websites are on the rise once more.

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