Why you keep using Facebook, even if you hate it

Why you keep using Facebook, even if you hate it

Graham wanted Zuckerberg to be more specific: Does Facebook have any real competition for its core product, the social media site?

Cambridge Analytica reportedly accessed Facebook data of 87 million users.

"It's pretty obvious to me that someone is listening to the audio on our phones", Buschon said. If anything came from this, we see that Zuckerberg is just another reckless billionaire, playing with people's lives because he can afford to do it.

It's been another tough week for Facebook with its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, being quizzed in front of Congress.

Wednesday, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Capitol Hill to testify before Congress about the impact the platform had on the 2016 election cycle and how the company uses the vast amount of user data it collects.

Still, Facebook's stock remains 10 percent below where it stood before the scandal, a decline that has wiped out about $50 billion in shareholder wealth. "After we were slow to identify the Russian information operations in 2016, this has become a top priority for our company to prevent that from ever happening again, especially this year, in 2018, which is such an important election year with the USA mid-terms, but also major elections in India, Brazil, Mexico, Hungary, Pakistan and a number of other places", he said. A number of the Russian ads were on Facebook.

Wearing a dark suit and tie and prefacing nearly every remark with "Congressman" or "Congresswoman", Zuckerberg appeared even more controlled than he did on Tuesday, as he refrained from cracking jokes and flashed few smiles. It was my mistake, and I am sorry.

Zuckerberg also confirmed reports on so-called shadow profiles, profiles of people who did not sign up for Facebook but are still being tracked. But there's a third kind of data: data that is derived, inferred, or predicted from the data that people share and that is recorded about their behavior.

"In the USA obviously we're very focused on election interference, and in the United Kingdom they've been focused on that as well with Brexit", McGinn told Recode.

Wrapping up his four minutes, Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., commended the platform, saying "it's wonderful for us seniors to connect with our relatives".

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In the hours-long hearing, Zuckerberg insisted that the firm will be stepping up its efforts to protect users' personal data.

"I think everyone should have control over how their information is used,"Mr Zuckerberg said". Amid the more complicated (or, at least, complicated-sounding) processes of data-harvesting and ad-targeting, the core question at the heart of Facebook's most recent woes is this: How comfortable do you feel with other people knowing where you've been and who you're talking to?

Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Greg Walden, told reporters he would talk with committee members about holding similar hearings with other technology chief executives.

Zuckerberg asserted that Facebook did not sell data.

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) said, "Here's what I do know: you have trackers all over the web".

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica face multiple lawsuits over alleged misuse of personal information with at least five law firms in the United Kingdom and U.S. investigating claims for compensation.

Mr Zuckerberg, who, at 33, runs a multi-billion-dollar company with some two billion users, accepted personal responsibility for the leak of users' data and vowed that the company will do better in guarding such information.

That may be enough to satisfy lawmakers for now.

"We have had a lot of these controls in place for years".

Pallone said that if Democrats were in charge, "then we would push all the more".

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