Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Facebook, led by Mark Zuckerberg, cashes in on data scandal

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Allan Lindsey | 09 April, 2018, 01:25

Further, the users could shut off their applications synced with Facebook and also the third-party access to their applications completely.

The measure is already in place for political ads, and comes as Facebook tries to clamp down on outside election interference ahead of this year's USA mid-terms and upcoming political contests around the world. "We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages".

Facebook will grant its users an "Unsend" button for their messages, as the website TechCrunch reported, citing company representatives.

Facebook now offers a Secret Conversation mode for its Messenger app, which gives users the ability to set set a timer for messages to self-destruct and disappear from a conversation; however, those engaging within the exchange will be notified when their thread will expire.

But Zuckerberg's deleted messages didn't leave behind any such message, probably because they had already been read, many years ago.

Sandberg gave several interviews this week as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before Congress next week, where the issue of elections meddling is nearly certain to come up. However, this feature was announced only after questions were raised on the special treatment meted out to Zuckerberg's messages - which violates Facebook's policy.

Facebook-owned Instagram has long had the option to "unsend" direct messages, while Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently launched a deletion function where unread messages can be deleted "for everyone".

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Facebook has been facing trust issues from the public after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica reportedly accessed information from Facebook users without their knowledge.

"Yesterday, we had informed you how Facebook had deleted Mark Zuckerberg's messages from recipients" inboxes.

"We will now be making a broader delete-message feature available".

This may take some time.

Cambridge Analytica is under investigation in both the USA and the United Kingdom for the way it obtained as many as 87 million users' data from Facebook and for whether it used that data to target voters on behalf of the Trump campaign in the U.S. and the Brexit referendum in the UK. Cambridge Analytica said in a statement Wednesday that it had data for only 30 million people.

The total number of people in Singapore whose Facebook information may have been improperly shared with political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica hit 65,009, a company spokesperson told Singapore Business Review.

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