Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

A Source Close To Facebook On Diamond And Silk Controversy

A Source Close To Facebook On Diamond And Silk Controversy

Earlier, Facebook said that it has a team comprising of academic experts on counter-terrorism, former prosecutors, former law enforcement agents and analysts, and engineers. The CEO added that Facebook could only record audio as part of a video that's being filmed and uploaded by users. While questions ranged from data privacy to prescription drug sales to employee diversity, most lines of inquiry highlighted the challenge of trying to grasp and confront Facebook's vast power in consumers' lives, in ways most of its users don't completely understand.

In fact, one senator, even asked Zuckerberg whether Europe "has it right" when it comes to managing companies like Facebook, to which Zuck hesitantly replied that Europe "gets some things right", prompting laughter from the room.

28% of the people surveyed said they never trusted Facebook to begin with. Zuckerberg's testimony came as lawmakers investigate how the voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica harvested data from more than 87 million Facebook users, without their permission, in efforts to sway voters to support President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, 35% claim to be using the social network less than they used to following the data breach.

"We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it's financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them".

Mr Zuckerberg said that the company tracks non-users for "security purposes", without elaborating.

Lujan: It's been admitted by Facebook that you do collect data points on non-[Facebook users]. My question is, can someone who does not have a Facebook account opt out of Facebook's involuntary data collection? "When we first contacted Cambridge Analytica, they told us they had deleted the data", Zuckerberg said.


"If you put in a really sophisticated and burdensome regulatory structure, the only people who can afford it are the big players and so they end up becoming entrenched at the top", she told Tremonti.

The 33-year-old Mr Zuckerberg frequently argued, for example, that Facebook's two billion users - not the company - own the data they share via its network, and can decide whenever they wish to prevent Facebook from having it.

But if you too are an occasional user who has not downloaded the app, or maybe you're just a few coding courses short of tech-savvy status, you may not have seen or been able to access the notification.

CNBC reports that both the London-based elections consultancy and Facebook are at the center of an ongoing dispute regarding the alleged harvesting and use of personal data.

"How can consumers have control over their data when Facebook does not have control over the data?" asked Congressman Frank Pallone of New Jersey at the beginning of the hearing. Zuckerberg continued walking that line of sounding supportive of regulation in general.

Congressman Bobby Rush, Democrat of IL, charged that Facebook could be compared to the COINTELPRO surveillance program run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the 1960s. You didn't know about major court cases regarding your privacy policies against your company.

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