Wednesday, 03 March, 2021


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Breaks Silence on Cambridge Analytica Leak

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Breaks Silence on Cambridge Analytica Leak Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Breaks Silence on Cambridge Analytica Leak
Kristine Garrett | 27 March, 2018, 20:16

"In addition to raising questions about Facebook's role in the 2016 presidential election, this news is a reminder of the inevitable privacy risks that users face when their personal information is captured, analyzed, indefinitely stored, and shared by a constellation of data brokers, marketers, and social media companies", wrote EFF, a non-profit digital privacy and rights advocacy group.

Denelle Dixon, Mozilla's chief business and legal officer explained in a blog post that whilst in acknowledges that Facebook made a lot of changes that would have prevented the mass leak of data now under scrutiny, there is a lot more to do before the notoriously privacy conscious organisation is comfortable.

I have been a skeptic about Facebook pretty much from the beginning - it's likely a generational thing.

"We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you", said Zuckerberg.

"I've been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn't happen again". But you could also delete your Facebook account permanently as well, which can take about a month for the entire thing to be purged from Facebook.

Facebook is a social media platform used for communications, entertainment and even education. Your calendar should be able to show your friends' birthdays, your maps should show where your friends live, and your address book should show their pictures. You can't take it back. It lists personal information belonging to you that is available to applications, games and websites used by your friends. The total number of people affected could be in the tens of millions.

Parakilas was once Facebook Platform operations manager, overseeing how third-party developers accessed the site's user data.

Not many people know it, but Facebook lets you download everything you've ever typed in or uploaded. Your friends' apps were able to siphon your data without your permission.

Cambridge Analytica, for its part, tweeted Thursday, "We're committed to being responsible, fair and secure with data". They provided these certifications.

Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, has also gone to ground since The Guardian and New York Times joint-probe outed the security breach. Essentially, we want to use the service.

An estimated 39 million of us in the United Kingdom use the social media site, but many are now considering removing it from their lives to protect their personal data.

But while the billionaire CEO apologized for the "breach of trust" in a CNN interview Wednesday evening, some members of Congress were angered by his noncommittal answer on testifying. But it is rightly a very big scandal that Facebook give out our data to criminals without our consent (okay, alleged criminals). We need to fix that.

Ultimately, it may be a contradiction to think that anyone can use a website created to connect people and their data together and not have their information exploited. He says the data firm approached him for the project and assured him that everything he did was legal. Tap on an app and scroll down to "Remove App" if you'd like to delete it. We'll require developers to not only get approval but also sign a contract in order to ask anyone for access to their posts or other private data. In Ireland, it's now more than two hours per day.

"While we believe there is still more to learn, we found that its current default settings leave access open to a lot of data - particularly with respect to settings for third party apps", Dixon continued.

CORNISH: So on the one hand, you call Mark Zuckerberg's promises encouraging.

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