I want to share an update on the Cambridge Analytica situation - including the steps we've already taken and our next...
KAYKAS-WOLFF: Well, there's a responsibility of technology companies to make sure they represent exactly what is taking place with their data to their users.
"This is about trust", Sandberg said, "and earning the trust of the people who use our service is the most important thing we do, and we are very committed to earning it". Your calendar should be able to show your friends' birthdays, your maps should show where your friends live, and your address book should show their pictures. A lot of people use Facebook for a lot of reasons, and Lord knows that company has a sinister way of attaching a suction-cup-laden tentacle to every other account you possess online.
The study was hailed by Cambridge University as the first output of ongoing collaborations between Kogan's lab and Facebook. There is no close friendship without deep trust, and there is no deep trust between two people who can't count on each other's word.
KAYKAS-WOLFF: We'd like to see public clarity around the way that they're going to handle users' data on their platform in the default settings.
More than 2 billion users are active on Facebook each month. The company entered into a consent decree with the agency promising to protect people's personal information. Click "Remove" to halt an app from accessing your data.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his company is redoubling efforts to safeguard users' data. They provided these certifications.
The data was initially taken by a supposed researcher, who then sold it to Cambridge Analytica. Essentially, we want to use the service.
For the first time in its latest earnings call, Facebook revealed that the number of active daily users in the United States has dropped. "The big tech companies need to abide by the law and we are strengthening the law". Zuckerberg noted Facebook narrowed the access new apps had later in 2014. If developers don't agree to the audit, they'll be banned from the platform.
Ultimately, it may be a contradiction to think that anyone can use a website created to connect people and their data together and not have their information exploited.
The ease with which a United Kingdom-based academic could obtain vast troves of Facebook data, ostensibly for research purposes, and provide it to a private consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, to use at will, is astonishing.
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica outcry, Facebook is once again cracking down - but exclusively on apps. We will reduce the data you give an app when you sign in-to only your name, profile photo, and email address.
That personal identifier can then be connected by data brokers to other sources of your data and reconnect your profile. The social network is increasing revenues at more than 50% a quarter and its earnings per share are more than 70%. He blew the whistle to The Guardian about how the firm took minimal steps to protect that data, sacrificing privacy and security at the altar of growth.
"We are encouraged that Mark Zuckerberg has promised to improve the privacy settings and make them more protective". My interests on Facebook skew tabloid, in line with the platform's promotional biases and I'm forever clicking through to Washington Post stories about freak accidents or ugly child murders in the DC metropolitan area.