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Zuckerberg denies knowledge of Facebook shadow profiles

Zuckerberg denies knowledge of Facebook shadow profiles

Dillon said although Facebook's manipulation of users for "fairly nefarious purposes" is not a new process, many people are just now starting to realize the extent of their relationship to the company.

A day earlier, Zuckerberg said he took personal responsibility for the improper use of 87 million people's personal data by Cambridge Analytica, which worked for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

For all of Zuckerberg's claims that Facebook users own their data, users - and non-users - have no way of determining the full trove of data that the company stores on an individual. If true, Facebook may be subject to significant fines.

Lawmakers also got Zuckerberg to acknowledge that government regulation of Facebook and other internet companies is "inevitable", although he was vague about what kind of rules he believes are needed or what he would support. And on Tuesday, it announced the launch of Data Abuse Bounty, a reward for people who turn in app developers that are misusing data.

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Facebook will also restrict apps from accessing user posts on any page.

A new survey by Creative Strategies, a market intelligence and strategy consulting firm based in Silicon Valley, shows that the Cambridge Analytica incident may have significantly accelerated the social network's demise.

This has a lot of people frustrated with Facebook.

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The extent of Facebook's data collection is, ultimately, the core concern of Facebook's business.

It's no coincidence that Parakilas has been speaking out about the issue since the matter of user data on Facebook came to light.

Rep. Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana who is a former computer programmer, focused on how extensively Facebook tracks on users who aren't logged into the network or don't even have an account. This data was then used to build profiles of voters that have formed part of election influencing software. "What's interesting is they made it extremely hard to take yourself out". Whenever a product like Facebook exists that seems to be free, it usually means the user is the product that is being sold to advertisers.

The data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica by an academic who gathered data on users and their friends through a questionnaire app on Facebook.

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The University's School of Information has been studying the implications of Facebook and the information infrastructure for almost a decade, said information studies professor Andrew Dillon.