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Facebook cuts ties with another data firm following data misuse scandal

Facebook cuts ties with another data firm following data misuse scandal

In a post early Friday morning, TechCrunch reported that multiple users found old Facebook Messenger texts sent to them by Zuckerberg had mysteriously gone missing. They'll also have to show who pays for the ads.

While I understand that a large function of this is attributable to the fact that Facebook is still nailing down details on this I would like to request clarification on what you mean when you said that it should directionally be, in spirit, the whole thing.

The British political research organisation, which collaborated with Donald Trump's campaign in the run-up to the 2016 US Presidential election, used the leaked information to develop a computer programme to predict the decisions of US voters and allegedly influence them.

Facebook said last week that the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the US, may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, up from previous estimates.

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook is our 21st century Big Brother. The company's business model operates on the assumption that people who buy the same items and have similar interests - "the same "data points" - likely have similar personalities. While consumers should be making informed decisions about the products they use, Facebook has continually changed its terms of service agreement and seems to have purposefully obscured just how much data they are compiling and what they do with it. Other Republican clients of Cambridge Analytica included Sen.

Sensing the severity of the situation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg publicly admitted his company's mistake.

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Well, that wish might soon be a reality on Facebook Messenger with the platform promising to make an "unsend" feature available to all users.

But hackers and scam artists could then use that information - and combine it with other data in circulation - to pull hoaxes on people, plant malware on their computers or commit other mischief.

At least 1.75 million Facebook users in the Philippines and 1.1 million in Indonesia may have had their data harvested by Cambridge Analytica, Tim Burrowes reports for Mumbrella Asia. And even in a post-Cambridge Analytica world, I still haven't deleted my Facebook profile.

The revelations have caused Facebook shares to tank, with its market value plummeted by more than $40 billion in just two days at the end of March. Now it has announced an end to plans to share user data with several major US hospitals and organizations, including the American College of Cardiology. "But now the Cambridge Analytica scandal has awoken the FTC from its long digital privacy slumber", said Jeffrey Chester, executive director for the Washington-based privacy non-profit Center for Digital Democracy.

Sandy Parakilas, who worked in data protection for Facebook in 2011 and 2012, told a United Kingdom parliamentary committee Wednesday that the company was vigilant about its network security but lax when it came to protecting users' data.

Facebook will require every such advertiser to confirm their identity and location.