Facebook announces new disclosure rules for political issue ads

Facebook announces new disclosure rules for political issue ads

They'll also have to show who pays for the ads. "We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages". In nearly the next breath, however, Zuckerberg steered clear of endorsing a bill that would write such rules into federal law, and instead talked up Facebook's own voluntary efforts on that front.

"While this may not be a true security breach in the traditional sense, the fact remains that personal information was exploited and those people whose data was exploited had no control nor knowledge" of the use of data "by anyone other than Facebook", said Ken Spinner, VP of engineering at Varonis, in an interview with CIO Dive.

Facebook is introducing an "unsend" button in Messenger, after CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook execs received backlash for having their own messages retracted, according to Techcrunch.

Facebook said Cambridge Analytica accessed the data of as many as 87 million users.

It was encouraging to learn that Mark Zuckerberg has embraced the 'spirit' of the European Union's new law on data privacy but his intention falls flat when he has not committed to this type of privacy guarantee - that would deliver much-needed assurance - to users in the United States and across the globe.

The Canadian federal agency charged with protecting privacy rights of individuals said on Thursday that the agency, along with its counterpart in British Columbia, would jointly investigate Facebook and AggregateIQ over the ongoing data scandal. But in light of the scandal surrounding political research organization Cambridge Analytica, Facebook has faced scrutiny over possible misuse of user data. It is useful for most users which is why most will not leave, it does help people stay connected and it does help useful news reach new audiences. "When Facebook contacted us to let us know the data had been improperly obtained, we immediately deleted the raw data from our file server, and began the process of searching for and removing any of its derivatives in our system", Cambridge Analytica tweeted last week.

Facebook Messenger Will Soon Let You 'Unsend' Messages Just Like Mark Zuckerberg
Hearings over the issue are scheduled in the USA , and the European Union is considering what actions to take against the company. Now Facebook's decision to suspend the Canadian firm from its platform appears to give further validation to Mr Wylie's claims.

In the meantime, Facebook said it's auditing records in an effort to find any other companies that may have taken advantage of its service. The company's business model operates on the assumption that people who buy the same items and have similar interests - "the same "data points" - likely have similar personalities.

Facebook has been playing fast and loose with its users' private data since it first launched a targeted advertising program.

Chris Wylie, a Cambridge co-founder who left in 2014, has said one of the firm's goals was to influence people's perceptions by injecting content, some misleading or false, all around them.

In February, U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies with interfering in the election by sowing discord on social media. The company said Friday it is working with unnamed third parties to come up with a list of "key issues", and that it will update the list over time.

"To get verified, advertisers will need to confirm their identity and location".

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