Facebook sending users privacy notification after data breach

Facebook sending users privacy notification after data breach

Facebook sending users privacy notification after data breach

SANDBERG: The 87 million is anyone who Cambridge Analytica might have accessed their data.

Although Facebook's proactive move to show users whether or not their data was stolen is useful, it seems like just the tip of the iceberg.

Mr. Zuckerberg's public remarks will be closely watched by investors.

He is also expected to announce that the company is establishing an independent election research commission that will look into the effects of social media on elections and democracy.

Head spinning? You're not alone.

After months of scandals, it's finally happening: Mark Zuckerberg is testifying.

Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify before a joint hearing of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees. He also notes that Facebook used new artificial intelligence tools to detect and remove fake Macedonian accounts during the 2017 special election Senate race in Alabama.

Can Facebook truly get a handle on this kind of thing, or is it too late?

"There's nothing you can do today except for not share as much as you normally would or delete your whole Facebook profile and say bye, bye Facebook", said Sjouwerman. "It helps around the edges, but ultimately for Zuckerberg & Co., the heat from the regulators is inevitable". Nor did it respond to request for comment last week in response to Zuckerberg agreeing to appear before the committees.

The release of the testimony, for Wednesday's appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, bolsters a major public relations push by Facebook to acknowledge its failings in protecting user privacy and not acting quickly enough to thwart several Russian disinformation campaigns, including one during the 2016 presidential election.

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However, they-and the Facebook profile data from which they were constructed-were sold by Kogan to Cambridge Analytica in 2015. Unlike Facebook , Apple previously has demonstrated its ability to make a strong decision when it comes to privacy.

Facebook said it would begin notifying users Monday if their data has been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, although it appears to be taking its time. "I expect members of Congress are going to grill him intensely and if they feel like they aren't getting straight answers they are going to lose their patience pretty quickly", he said.

Facebook has pushed out a flurry of announcements over the past week about how it's planning to mop up the Cambridge Analytica data-scraping scandal, and it's clear from Zuckerberg's testimony that the announcements were meant to prime the pump, letting the embattled CEO claim that his company is indeed taking action.

In the testimony Zuckerberg explains, "It's clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well".

Facebook said it was also sending out notifications to all of its almost 2.2 billion users with a detailed message titled, "Protecting your Information".

"These hearings need to be the beginning and not the end of holding Facebook accountable", Gillibrand said. But its announcements and executive statements only ignited more controversies. They require companies to get informed consent to collect data, and for each type of use for the information.

At the same time Facebook is bolstering its lobbying capabilities. Angus King (I-Maine) told lawyers for Facebook, Twitter and Google that he was "disappointed that you're here and not your CEOs because we're talking about policies and policies of the companies". As Wired put it, the CEO has been on a "14-year apology tour".

It is how the company makes nearly all of its money.

From prepared testimony, we know Zuckerberg plans to apologize. Facebook has already said it is working to establish this and surely by now it must have a pretty good idea if there are other apps also implicated.

On Monday night, CNN reported that the biggest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook is fake, once again raising questions about the integrity of Facebook's platform.