Facebook says it will update privacy controls

  • Facebook says it will update privacy controls

Facebook says it will update privacy controls

The scandal-hit company, Facebook suffered another blow as its CEO Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged that the popular social media platform scans the links and images that people send each other on Facebook Messenger.

Facebook has not gotten back to the organisations about "many of the issues" and suggestions they raised in December 2017, they said, and called on Facebook to invest more in moderation.

Facebook now says up to 87 million users may have had their data exploited by Cambridge Analytica, which is roughly 25 percent of the entire USA population. Facebook is adjusting its approach to user privacy in the wake of the controversy, but it's unclear when the company will restart the medical research project, the company told ZDNet.

Facebook India has admitted that it was misused for over two years to siphon data of almost 5.62 lakh subscribers to Cambridge Analytica which is facing fire across the continents for clandestine data acquisition and unethical influencing.

In the U.S., Facebook's biggest challenge may come from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the company violated the terms of a 2011 settlement that made privacy assurances. Today there are 225 million users and millions run the risk of theft of data and privacy.

Several Wall Street analysts said the stock decline presented a good opportunity to buy into the social network's previously high-flying shares, although they cautioned that much will still depend on Zuckerberg's testimony to Congress next week.

When asked if they planned on deleting Facebook 50% of the Microsoft employees surveyed said yes.

"I think it is clear that people were trying to use our tools in order to incite real harm", he said. Those measures include preventing third-party access to event information and acting as a gatekeeper to third-party apps that require access to pages and personal information of users.

The feature that Zuckerberg was talking about in a call with reporters is one that allowed users to search for other users by their phone number or email address instead of their name. But following a data-privacy scandal that's growing steadily worse, Facebook has deployed its c-suite to seize control of the narrative before it can spiral, soothing spooked investors and compiling a sizzle reel for Zuckerberg to parade before lawmakers when he testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee next week.

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

But Goel, a certified information systems security professional at Brainlink, said Facebook's admission that every user had his or her public data scraped - meaning it was touched or invaded in some form - indicated that the entire Facebook repository of more than 1 billion users may have been compromised.

Facebook also released a lengthy document describing how it would protect personal data in the future.