Almost one in 10 Americans have deleted their Facebook accounts, survey says

Rep Greg Walden, a Republican from OR, the committee chairman, asked Zuckerberg if it ever crossed his mind several years ago when user data was being extracted from Facebook "that you should be communicating more clearly with users that Facebook is monetising their data". That problem stems from the company's unprecedented and largely unchallenged market reach.

"It caused me to look more deeply into what Facebook was doing and extract myself from it", Dillon said. A Facebook statement last week promised to tighten control over those apps and their use of data.

Over two days, Zuckerberg was grilled by dozens of lawmakers, answering almost a thousand questions about the handling of user information.

Zuckerberg couldn't name a single competitor.

In the wake of the scandal, Facebook sent out automatic notifications to affected users.

Yes, numerous illustrious senators and representatives assembled devoted their limited minutes with the CEO of one of the biggest companies in the United States to addressing some very simple elements of how Facebook works (which is lucky for Zuckerberg because he had to concentrate most of his energy on modulating his face in the very natural way that humans do).

Pressed about bias, Zuckerberg said that "Facebook and the tech industry are located in Silicon Valley, which is an extremely left-leaning place", but added that he is committed to "making sure that we do not have any bias".


According to CNN, although shares of Facebook dipped early Thursday morning, they are still up almost 3% since Zuckerberg entered Capitol Hill to face questioning on Tuesday. The act requires companies to disclose the type of personal data they gather and give people the right to prevent businesses from selling their personal data, CNET reported on Thursday.

Was your Facebook data shared with Cambridge Analytica? "We will also no longer allow apps to ask for access to personal information such as religious or political views, relationship status and details, custom friends lists, education and work history, fitness activity, book-reading activity, music-listening activity, news reading, video-watching activity, and games activity", said Facebook in an official statement. He said Facebook had considered the data collection "a closed case" and had not alerted the Federal Trade Commission. "I started Facebook, I run it, and I'm responsible for what happens here".

It's time to move on from everyone's favorite Facebook conspiracy theory: No, Facebook is not listening to you through your phone's microphone.

This is what makes Facebook so great: It knows everything about you!

As many as 87 million Facebook users who might have had their data shared were to receive a detailed message on their feeds this week.

Zuckerberg further said that the counter-terrorism team had designed systems, which helped to flag terrorist groups communication and removing their accounts automatically.


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