The European Parliament has been Zuckerberg's question about the data breach

The European Parliament has been Zuckerberg's question about the data breach

In a statement released on Thursday evening, the ministry said it had sent a letter to Facebook Ireland Ltd, the company's main worldwide business unit, in response to an April 10 letter from the company's head of data protection. "You're the product", Birgitta Jonsdottir told RT's Caleb Maupin. In its reply to the Indian government, Facebook acknowledged that in 2013 a quiz app developed by Alexander Kogan and his company GSR used the Facebook Login to steal data from Facebook users who installed the app and from their friends.

The social media firm's privacy standards were given the thumbs up-right around the time when Facebook found out about the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

However, Facebook has been identified to have both internal and external material risks that could result in any of Facebook's third-party apps collecting data without explicit permission from users. Earlier this month, Zuckerberg was made to speak to a congressional panel about his company's data collection and censorship practices. The formerly obscure big-data company has since become infamous due to their involvement with Facebook, the Trump campaign, and with severe abuses of consumer privacy.

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the way that technology companies handle our personal data and moderate the content - including fake news, hate speech and terrorist propaganda - on their platforms has been thrown under the microscope.

"We just experienced another slice of Facebook's salami tactics", said Thomas Jarzombek, the Christian Democrats' digital policy spokesman. "It was my mistake, and I'm sorry".

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Facebook said on Friday it would roll out a new feature created to make political advertising more transparent in time for a key German regional election, as it seeks to restore trust after a massive data breach.

"We have to make sure developers they've given it to are protecting it, too", Zuckerberg said.

That assertion by Zuckerberg, that users have "control" over their data is false. It is apparent, after his testimony before Congress, that he doesn't even understand how Facebook works, much less the country. "I started Facebook, I run it, and I'm responsible for what happens here".

"They should turn off ad targeting based on proxies for protected categories, such as gender or disability, in the housing, credit and employment context", she said.

As a whole, Americans are more tolerant of hate speech than others in the world; however, this does not, and should not, permit Facebook to turn a blind eye to the copious amounts of hate speech the Black community, and other vulnerable communities experience on Facebook.

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