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Facebook Suspends Second Data Firm, Amid Privacy Concerns

09 Abril 2018, 08:59 | Crisanna Felipe

Facebook Suspends Second Data Firm, Amid Privacy Concerns

Facebook Suspends Second Data Firm, Amid Privacy Concerns

Recently Facebook has suffered from a great reputation loss due to the case of data leak. Although most of its users hail from the English-speaking, westernized world - especially the United States, where it was developed by founder and current chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg some 14 years ago - it's used by people in every single country on planet Earth.

Facebook Inc is further tightening up its rules on political ads in light of Russian influence, Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday, requiring advertisers to verify their identity and location.

In the recent weeks, the ephemeral-messaging debacle is not the only time that Facebook seems to have not fully thought through as to how a well-intentioned but quickly rolled-out feature may affect its user base. "We should have done this sooner - and we're sorry that we did not".

Facebook has been in the crosshair of users and regulators worldwide since last month, when it emerged that personal information of millions of users had been improperly shared with the UK-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica by a third party.

A spokeswoman for Operation Faceblock, Laura Ullman, said that the boycott will send a "powerful message" to the social media network that the group is concerned about data privacy. "When we received word that this researcher gave the data to Cambridge Analytica, they assured us it was deleted", she said. The panel is the first of three congressional committees that have asked Zuckerberg to testify.

In Canada, Facebook has been testing a feature called "view Ads" that allows users to view all Ads being posted by a page even if they do not appear in the news feed, and this feature extends to all kinds of Ads.

Facebook is also investing in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and adding more people to help find advertisers that should have gone through the authorisation process but did not.

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.

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"I think that Facebook is a platform that has the scale of 2 billion users". But the news comes in the middle of a category-5 shitstorm for Zuckerberg thanks to the 87 million accounts affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Facebook reportedly knew of the harvested data as early as December 2015.

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