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NOTHING Wrong With Facebook's Privacy Practices - Facebook Audit Concluded

NOTHING Wrong With Facebook's Privacy Practices - Facebook Audit Concluded

"O$3 ur view is that this - what a developer did - that they represented to us that they were going to use the data in a certain way, and then, in their own systems, went out and sold it - we do not believe is a violation of the consent decree".

Paul Grewal, vice president and deputy general counsel for Facebook, announced on March 16 that the company was Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and its data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, from the social media network.

Kaplan, according to the text of his remarks released to Reuters, said Facebook had cooperated closely with Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in the run-up to last year's election. Cambridge Analytica, a consulting firm affiliated with Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, obtained users' data through an app that was purportedly a research tool.

The University of Cambridge has rejected a freedom of information request from WikiTribune related to an internal dispute over the work of the academic who is a key character in the data scandal that has engulfed Facebook, though the university said it recognised there was public interest in the information.

Facebook's laissez-faire attitude toward privacy protection is not just a betrayal and insult to its user base, but it is compounded by its lack of vigilance to protect one of the platform's most vulnerable user demographics - African Americans. Forty-four per cent disagreed with the statement "Facebook cares about privacy" while 46% disagreed with the notion that it "protects my personal information". "We will take whatever steps are required to see that this happens".

Facebook users who didn't get the notice can check the platform's help page to confirm that they weren't affected.

"It is not enough to exchange the gray T-shirt and jeans for suit and tie", she said in reference to Zuckerberg's appearance in the US Congress. "It was my mistake, and I'm sorry". The diplomat said that this issue is too important and advised Zuckerburg to accept the invitation. Zuckerberg fielded 10 hours of questions over two days from almost 100 US lawmakers last week and emerged largely unscathed.

The results suggest that some users don't feel like they have the power to act against tech giants such as Facebook.

While Facebook has already started this approach, devoting more resources to this effort would allow for a quicker and more intelligent sweep of bad content. "Members should enact comprehensive privacy legislation to ensure that consumer rights are protected".

If true, it would mean Facebook might have many more "This Is Your Digital Lifes" out there.


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