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Political ad men are dodging Facebook's new privacy rules

Political ad men are dodging Facebook's new privacy rules

We must stop being Facebook's product and become Facebook's consumer.

Tufekci says the targeting specificity that Facebook user data allows is chilling, giving as an example the ability to determine if a person is bipolar: "You can predict people's likelihood of entering a depressive state or a manic state in the next few months ... you can imagine the kind of manipulation that it's open to".

This new revelation occurred during the recent grilling of Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg, which was specifically about how the social network giant was misusing the personal information of users it had gathered.

"Congresswoman, I don't remember if we had a financial penalty", Zuckerberg said under questioning by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., on Wednesday.

"This hearing will be an important opportunity to shed light on critical consumer data privacy issues and help all Americans better understand what happens to their personal information online", Committee Chairman Greg Walden and Ranking Member Frank Pallone said in a statement.

For most users this would have come about if they had previously downloaded the "This is your digital life" app. We must assume that if some of the data we have wilfully granted to social media platforms has not already been leaked or hacked, it is a matter of time until it is. Now, that action is specifically prohibited by Facebook in the terms of service they have for app and quiz developers.

Facebook has also stepped up its self-regulation efforts following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. "It's not clear what Facebook is doing with that information", said Chris Calabrese, vice president for policy at the Center for Democracy & Technology, a Washington advocacy group. If Facebook charged each of the 1.2 billion monthly active users $2.99 a year (about 1 day's worth of Starbucks Latte) - for an ad-free Facebook, the company could pull in $3.58 billion annually.

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Fox News quickly pivoted away from coverage of the Cohen hearing and aired stories about Syria and Barbara Bush's illness. As Hannity's radio show began at 3 p.m., the host was nowhere to be heard.

"When you delete your account, users will not be able to see it on Facebook". Separately, the European Union commission is planning to unveil new legislation next week to set rules for how they deal with business users, part of a wave of new rules across Europe that seek to curb big internet firms, majority American. In the aftermath of President Trump's election, many speculated whether Zuckerberg's carefully orchestrated road trip, which included photo-ops with farmers in Wisconsin, firemen in IN, and college football coach Nick Saban in Alabama, was part of grander political ambitions or a way to make amends after a tough year for Facebook's image.

Ultimately, however, it is incumbent upon social media users to take some basic precautions to protect themselves and take personal cybersecurity more seriously.

Facebook and other social media platforms must do their part to make cyberspace a safer environment for users, but we must all change our way of thinking and do our part, for virtual terrorism is everyone's problem.

When asked about the possibility of a paid service during Senate testimony this week, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said his company would "certainly consider ideas like that". Facebook uses cookies to collect non-users data, but people can't really opt out.

Though Summers said people can't expect Facebook to be "good stewards" of user data, Chang believes that others should focus on hacking and privacy in general, and not just pointing fingers at Facebook.

The monthly subscription price would need to offset Facebook's ad earnings.


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