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Facebook plans to let everyone unsend messages, will stop Zuckerberg until then

Facebook plans to let everyone unsend messages, will stop Zuckerberg until then

In a statement Wednesday that revealed that up to 87 million Facebook users' information may have been improperly collected by political-data firm Cambridge Analytica, Facebook announced more changes to better protect user profiles from being targeted and scraped. She said, the company is working on its audits, there are chances of more data breaching.

AggregateIQ (AIQ), based in B.C.'s capital, has been suspended from Facebook after whistleblower Christopher Wylie alleged the company built the software that helped the Republican Party manage its voter database, target specific voters and conduct canvassing.

Hearings are planned in the USA over the scandal and the European Union is considering what actions to take against the company. Actually, strike that; Facebook said in not so many words that if you are one of its 2.2 billion users, just assume someone else has and is able to actively use any data you've put into Facebook up until this point.

The app vacuumed up not just the data of the people who took it, but also - thanks to Facebook's loose restrictions - data from their friends, too, including details that they had not meant to share publicly.

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Friday in a posting on the site that the new rules "will make it a lot harder for anyone to do what the Russians did during the 2016 election and use fake accounts and pages to run ads". The COO was questioned regarding the same, she said "The company was under the impression that the data been deleted because "they gave us assurances, and it wasn't until other people told us it wasn't true". In the latest version of its data policy, Facebook declares that it will no longer share users' information with data brokers, and that it is being ultra-clear about who will get data and where it will go. Facebook says most of the affected users (more than 70 million) are in the US, though there are over a million each in the Philippines, Indonesia and the United Kingdom.

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To get authorised by Facebook, advertisers will now need to confirm their identity and location. They tell me this is similar to how retractions of Zuckerberg's messages work.

The bill's sponsors said they welcomed Facebook's support.

Since previous year, companies like Google and Twitter have also announced new political-ad-transparency rules. Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign had also worked with Cambridge Analytica, which is at least partially funded by GOP donor Robert Mercer. For one, Facebook executives took almost five days to respond to the Cambridge Analytica reports.

Setting aside the pretentious virtue signaling about their service being "free", Sandberg's TV and radio analogy falls short in a crucial way: Facebook collects user data, TV and radio don't.

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