Zuckerberg begins Facebook's case for the defence

  • Zuckerberg begins Facebook's case for the defence

Zuckerberg begins Facebook's case for the defence

But it was too late to stop the mocking on social media.

Mark Zuckerberg's former personal pollster, Tavis McGinn, thinks Facebook is having a negative impact on society. Meanwhile, 35% claim to be using the social network less than they used to following the data breach. And Facebook knows that as long as your 2 billion friends are online, you're probably not going anywhere.

"What Facebook does - like Google actually, and a lot of Internet companies - is they have little invisible tracking technologies that they place on websites all over the Internet", she says.

If, as Zuckerberg testified, your data is yours, perhaps we should recognize that people have a property interest in their own information.

Pressure has mounted on Facebook to explain its privacy controls following revelations that a Republican-linked firm conducted widespread data harvesting.

"People don't want to quit Facebook", Sylvie said.

Congressman, I'm not, I'm not familiar with that.
It included names and email addresses of friends and relatives and at least one "web bug" created to identify him to Facebook's web servers when he opened the email. "No one should get excited that something is going to happen right now", he says. "My point is that one way to regulate a company is through competition, through government regulation".

CORNISH: To talk about the many ways Facebook collects data on people and what, if anything, we can do about it, we've reached out to Julia Angwin.

So, these are called shadow profiles - is that what they've been referred to by some?

On Wednesday morning, before Mr Zuckerberg's remarks, I visited the Cambridge Psychometrics Centre and found some acknowledgement of the harm caused to the university's reputation. One tech reporter called the response "bulls**t of the highest order".

The fact that Zuckerberg did not provide lawmakers with a clear answer about the extent of its data collection is notable because much of that information is readily available on Facebook's Help page.

"I'll refer to them as shadow profiles for today's hearing". Even Zuckerberg said regulation of his industry is "inevitable". Indonesia's minister for communications also recently stated that he would "deeply consider" blocking access to Facebook in the country if the company's actions relating to the recent data scandal were unsatisfactory.

McMurray further adds, "I've been to Facebook's headquarters".

But that's not entirely true. Facebook would argue that a free, personalized user experience is the value you get in exchange for them taking your data from you.

CORNISH: Whether you're on Facebook or not, what are the kinds of attributes Facebook is looking for? And that's why regulators, and sometimes the public, have such a tough time really defining whether Facebook is a news entity, because we haven't had a platform like this that is both so dominant in news but that also is not committing journalism itself.

National Privacy Commission will look into how Facebook shares the personal data of Filipino users with unauthorized third parties.