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How researchers will protect your Facebook data from thieves

14 April 2018, 02:34 | Cesar Cruz

How researchers will protect your Facebook data from thieves

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Facebook has made changes to the way apps could plug in to the Facebook calendar, wherein users could grant any app permission to access information about the events they hosted or attended.

Perhaps that is why 53 percent of Creative Strategies' panelists use the social network to keep in touch with friends and family who don't live nearby.

Zuckerberg said user ownership of content is fundamental to the website. Even before the Cambridge Analytica scandal hit the headlines, eMarketer, a market research company, estimated that Facebook will lose 2 million users ages 24 and younger this year. Zuckerberg didn't know how to answer some of the queries about that tracking, and told representatives that his staff would follow up.

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.

"Every time that a person chooses to share something on Facebook, they're proactively going to the service and choosing that they want to share a photo, write a message to someone".

It's hard to believe that Facebook was too "idealistic" to worry about privacy breaches; after all, Zuckerberg was almost expelled from Harvard for similar issues. Zuckerberg agreed: "If there's an imminent threat of harm, we're going to take a conservative position on that and make sure that we flag that and understand that more broadly". Such a system might have the potential to block bad posts before they spread, without humans needing to make subjective decisions in individual cases.

Remember that all of these "connections" are known by Facebook and owned by Facebook.

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But why are there so many videos of people claiming to have proved Facebook is listening?

Wearing a dark suit and tie and politely prefacing nearly every remark with "Congressman" or "Congresswoman", Zuckerberg appeared even more controlled than he did on Tuesday when he testified before senators. He also didn't say how many of those eight might be Facebook's popular subsidiary apps, which include Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. Zuckerberg said the European standard, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to come into effect on May 25, was more stringent than what was now in place at Facebook and suggested it could serve as a rough model for U.S. rules in the future.

We know what kind of regulation we need. Congress is unlikely to get it done during this session.

The decision came as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the US Congress twice in less than 24 hours, apologising for the data breach scandal involving British political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica. It doesn't. But it does trade off user data.

At Tuesday's hearing, Sen.

"This is a wake-up call to Silicon Valley and the tech community that if you let these things get out of hand, having grown up in a very lightly regulated environment, you could end up with a lot more regulation than you seek", he said after the hearing.



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