Following Facebook hearings, two senators will introduce online privacy bill

Following Facebook hearings, two senators will introduce online privacy bill

Truth be told, we'll probably have to wait until Facebook's forthcoming earnings report in order to get a more accurate gauge as to how the ongoing controversy enveloping the company has impacted its user base.

One of the most talked about things after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's grilling by almost 100 United States lawmakers over two days had little to do with the congressional hearing and everything to do with how he was sitting. The political research firm harvested the personal information of roughly 87 million people to target American voters, using a personality quiz called "This Is Your Digital Life" that scraped the Facebook data of you and your friends.

It's time to move on from everyone's favorite Facebook conspiracy theory: No, Facebook is not listening to you through your phone's microphone.

It comes as Facebook founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, was forced to admit the company sold user's personal data to UK-firm Cambridge Analytica. Sandberg had informed her "that Facebook is working on improving transparency on political advertising and showed openness to cooperate with European Union regulators on all these issues", Jourova said. And there is the information that Facebook uses to make money and for advertising purposes.

Facebook has been notifying the tens of millions who were affected by the data breach.

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"It was my mistake, and I'm sorry", Zuckerberg said during an appearance before a U.S. House of Representatives committee Wednesday. It's data that made Zuckerberg a billionaire.

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For now, investors also believe Facebook appears relatively unscathed with the company's shares trading relatively flat on Friday at $164.59.

More recently, in the latest instalment in a long-running privacy case, a Belgian court ordered Facebook to stop profiling non-members in the country or face a daily fine. The content that you share, you put there.

He told me that Dr Kogan's work had raised issues for the university: "Even if an academic does something - quote unquote in their "spare time", with their own company - they still ought to be held to professional standards as a psychologist".

Pressed about bias, Zuckerberg said that "Facebook and the tech industry are located in Silicon Valley, which is an extremely left-leaning place", but added that he is committed to "making sure that we do not have any bias".

"If Facebook is truly committed to protecting people's privacy, the company should set an example, by adhering to highest data protection standards for all users".

"I don't think we should have to choose between tapping into what is arguably the most powerful communications medium ever invented and having some basic sense of integrity for our data our privacy and our ability to make decisions without being manipulated", she said.

"We require these security measures for the company's benefit because of the importance of Mr. Zuckerberg to Facebook, and we believe that the costs of this overall security program are appropriate and necessary", the filing continues. "Does Facebook use audio obtained from mobile devices to enrich personal information about users?"

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