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CalSTRS Will Engage Facebook to Address User Privacy Concerns

07 Abril 2018, 03:30 | Crisanna Felipe

Facebook Scandal: Data Leak Could Have Affected Up To 87M Users

Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg — interviewed at the company's offices in Menlo Park Calif. on Thursday — told NPR

In the lead-up to the hearings, the social network has scrambled to respond to increased scrutiny from journalists and the public over its privacy practices.

"The scanning of facial images without express, affirmative consent is unlawful and must be enjoined", Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) said.

Htaike Htaike Aung, executive director of one of the groups, Myanmar ICT for Development Organization, says Facebook has been a useful tool for people in Myanmar to exercise freedom of expression, but it had failed to effectively enforce rules to make it a safe community for all.

'Cause-and-effect can get muddled or lost entirely.'

Why is a privacy feature used by Facebook's CEO not available to normal users? And people using our secret message feature in the encrypted version of Messenger have the ability to set a timer - and have their messages automatically deleted.

"When Cambridge Analytica first happened, it was a mistake for Mark and me not to speak out earlier and faster", she told the Financial Times. We should have done this sooner - and we're sorry that we did not. For one, Facebook executives took almost five days to respond to the Cambridge Analytica reports. "We're starting this in the United States and expanding to the rest of the world in the coming months", Zuckerberg wrote.

By contrast, messages from Zuckerberg that are older than four years old seem to comprise the bulk of those deleted, according to TechCrunch. Lewis says that it's not hard to conceive of ways such a feature could be abused, say during a sexual harassment investigation.

"We're committed to getting this done in time for the critical months before the 2018 elections", he said.

"Additionally, we would like to understand what additional steps Facebook is taking to protect this data in order to regain the trust of their users, the public, and their shareholders".

That Facebook app called This is Your Digital Life was a personality quiz created in 2014 by an academic researcher named Aleksander Kogan, who paid about 270,000 people to take it.

To make matters even trickier, for many people around the world Facebook is the Internet.

The Canadian federal agency charged with protecting privacy rights of individuals said on Thursday that the agency, along with its counterpart in British Columbia, would jointly investigate Facebook and AggregateIQ over the ongoing data scandal.

A separate Facebook statement said the changes would help improve the network's transparency and accountability since "when you visit a page or see an ad on Facebook, it should be clear who it's coming from".

In Instagram, the unsend feature works differently.

If you'd like to feel uncomfortable, go to the settings menu on your Facebook page and request that the company send you the treasure trove of data they've accumulated about you. As the EFF points out, Facebook has at this point amassed so much data internally for marketing and advertising purposes it simply no longer has any need to sell what it has outside the company to give advertisers what they want.

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