Facebook says you'll soon be able to 'unsend' texts after Zuckerberg caught

10 April, 2018, 20:20 | Author: Grady Montgomery
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The app vacuumed up not just the data of the people who took it, but also - thanks to Facebook's loose restrictions - data from their friends, too, including details that they hadn't meant to share publicly.

"Until this feature is ready, we will no longer be deleting any executives' messages".

As recently as last month, Facebook was engaged in secret talks with hospitals and medical schools seeking to collect data that would allow it to build profiles of people including their medical conditions, Christina Farr reports for CNBC. 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.

Evidence emerged yesterday that the company has been quietly deleting messages Mark Zuckerberg and other executives sent to recipients inboxes.

Canada's province of British Columbia and Canada's federal government combined investigations on Thursday, saying they had launched a joint probe into Facebook and Canadian data firm AggregateIQ, while Australian authorities said they were exploring whether the social media company had breached user privacy laws.

Earlier this week, Facebook showed country-specific break-up of people affected by the data breach, saying information of up to 87 million people, mostly in the United States, may have been "improperly" shared with British political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica via a quiz app, "thisisyourdigitallife", between November 2013 and December 2015. This includes Zuckerberg's decision to testify on Capitol Hill on April 10 and 11 before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees as well as the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Read that again. Sandberg said that Facebook is "selling" something that is "not for sale".

Even without a Facebook account, the social network can still track a user's activity across the internet, thus creating an individualized web dossier, and "find meaning" from that, according to Crawford.




Longtime ProPublica privacy reporter Julia Angwin, who has exposed many of Facebook's failures, talked to regulatory experts to compile this list of reforms that might begin to fix what is broken about the tech industry and user data.

Black voters have been taken for granted by the Democratic Party, by Facebook, Tom Steyer, Silicon Valley and many white liberals who profess to be our friends.

"The content of messages between people is not used for ads targeting", a company spokesperson said.

Facebook has been in the news lately, having to explain how millions of users' data have been misused. I didn't really have any reason to doubt their sincerity.

"My motivation was to get a dataset I could do research on", he said.

But critics have accused the company of "shady" behaviour, and some view the newly announced feature as a way to dampen backlash.

He said personal data including email addresses and in some cases private messages was allowed to leave Facebook servers with no real controls on how the data was used after that.

Facebook did not provide any additional clarity when asked by CNN, but said it was working on the authorization process and plan to roll it out later this year.

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