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Students still 'like' Facebook despite data breach

LOGGING OFF Shane O'Brien is not prepared to put up with the misuse of his information LOGGING OFF Shane O'Brien is not prepared to put up with the misuse of his information Trish Bowman
Sandra Phillips | 16 April, 2018, 23:56

On Tuesday, among those who questioned him was Illinois Democratic Sen.

Earlier this week, Zuckerberg spent 10 hours testifying before Congressional committees about the issue. Companies can also match their information on what your purchase in stores - that box of cereal at the supermarket, for example - and marry it with Facebook account information. In his testimony, Zuckerberg was either in denial or disingenuous about the huge role his company plays in our culture.

An afternoon recap of the day's most important business news, delivered weekdays. Facebook brags to advertisers that it can provide "cross device" targeting, as it is called. People should log in to Facebook to find out what it's "capturing" about them, he said.

Facebook also collects information on "offline" activity, as Blunt also asked, which includes information on users' location as they roam around the real world. Chris Calabrese, vice president for policy at the Center for Democracy & Technology, said that Facebook needs to reveal what it is doing with all of this information. None of the good changes the company announced in recent weeks will truly hurt Facebook because it hasn't revised its economic engine: all that data, and unfettered use of it without informed approval of Facebook's citizens.

The 2011 agreement bound Facebook to a 20-year privacy commitment, and any violations of that pact could cost Facebook billions; yes, that's billions with a "b". Such scraping heightens the odds that Facebook could be subject to major fines from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating the matter, and it drew sharp rebukes from lawmakers who felt Facebook should have spotted it sooner.

A Time Magazine piece written by Dipayan Ghosh and Ben Scott on March 19 includes this statement: "There was already a debate raging about how targeted digital ads and messages from campaigns, partisan propagandists and even Russian agents were sowing outrage and division in the US electorate".

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The cost of protecting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has shot up over the a year ago, according to the company's latest regulatory filing. Although it's no longer the peak social hub that it used to be, people use the site to tag their friends in memes or amusing posts, and to share photos.

In response to questioning by U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., Zuckerberg acknowledged: "I'm not familiar with all of the things the FTC said".

From what I understand, Cambridge Analytica scraped data on more than 80 million Facebook users and used that data to design a targeted political advertising campaign. "I think there are a number of areas of content we need to do a better job of policing on our service, " Zuckerberg replied. This means that anyone who saw the dangers of putting one's data out there for everyone to see could also have had their data collected. Luján even pushed for a disclosure that could negatively impact Facebook's ad revenue. Lujan asked if these are what is known as "shadow profiles", but Zuckerberg said he is "not familiar" with that term.

Facebook is under fire for a privacy breach affecting more than 87 million users, and regulations affecting all users could be on the way. Ben Luján that the social media giant is harvesting "data of people who have not signed up for Facebook" for security reasons.

"I feel uncomfortable (using Facebook), but that feeling actually encourages me to be careful about what personal information I put on social media", said Dylan Wen, a freshman communication studies major.

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