Experts Explore the Way Forward after Facebook Data Leak

Experts Explore the Way Forward after Facebook Data Leak

The security reason: "It's to make sure people can't scrape public info from Facebook even when they're not logged in".

Facebook shares are still down 6.5 percent on the same time past year, after taking massive hit when privacy concerns first arose last month.

Lujan rightly went on to point out that, "You've said everyone controls their data, but you're collecting data on people that are not even Facebook users who have never signed a consent, a privacy agreement".

Cambridge Analytica didn't announce a replacement for Alexander Tayler, who stepped down as acting CEO on Wednesday.

It was a room that didn't have a lot of sympathy for the 33-year-old Facebook founder who appeared in front of Congress to answer questions and apologize about his company's failure to protect users' information in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Russian interference in the 2016 election.

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden said the committee will look at what could be done. It seemed like he was trying to give a general answer after which she cut him off, and asked the same question again, more firmly. Whether you choose to leave or not you can still get behind that campaign. Buschon explained that he and his mother had a conversation about her deceased brother and later on Facebook, his mother saw a memorial photo collage of her brother come up.

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) was mocked online for asking Zuckerberg: "Is Twitter the same as what you do?" Extreme opinions on sensitive issues can be used against you later in life and sometimes even drop you into lawsuits.

Watch CEO Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and Missouri Congressman Billy Long's exchange above, and don't miss the media mogul's reactions.

The data mining firm is credited with helping Donald Trump win the US presidency in 2016. Facebook officials posted on social media that drug sales now "are strictly prohibited on Facebook". You can also download a copy of your Facebook data under settings.

When New York Representative Paul Tonko asked if Facebook should "bear the liability for the misuse of people's data", Zuckerberg responded that the company takes "responsibility", but refused to claim his company was liable, stating CA was exclusively at fault. I started Facebook, I run it, and, at the end of the day, I am responsible for what happens here. Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, Facebook has been under intense scrutiny and new shady pieces of information about the social media platform's data policies continue to spring up almost every day.

As he did on Tuesday, Zuckerberg made no further promises to support new legislation or change how the social network does business. Facebook shares closed up 0.78 percent on Wednesday after rising 4.5 percent Tuesday. They posted their biggest daily gain in almost two years on Tuesday as Zuckerberg managed to deter any specific discussion about new regulations that might hamper Facebook's ability to sell ads tailored to users' profiles.

"It is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation" of internet firms, Zuckerberg said, but he avoided any specifics.

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