Facebook data scandal fails to dent revenue from advertising

Cardboard cutouts of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stand outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington as he testified before a Senate panel last week

Facebook data scandal fails to dent revenue from advertising

We've explained how to download all the information Facebook has on you, a sensible precaution to take if you're planning to #DeleteFacebook.

Privacy protection - as much as we can expect from our engagement with social media - is the predominant issue for people angry at Facebook these days.

The company has also promised a revamped settings menu on mobile that brings options from across 20 different screens under a consolidated section.

During the 10-hour long testimony last week, Facebook has disclosed the amount it spends on Mark Zuckerberg's security and travel among other expenses. I have been on Facebook only two years and immediately they became not only a commercial pest, such as junk mail and those phone calls, but they also profit from my and probably your name and address. Data can include photos, contacts, timeline posts, and more.

Lawmakers, including Representative Luján, want Facebook to build a tool that would allow non-users to find out what the company knows about them.

Facebook Analytics, which gives website owners information on how and when people interact with their site.

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Gunkel said with the controversy Facebook has been a part of, they are headed toward becoming government-controlled. The data originally came from a Cambridge University researcher named Aleksandr Kogan, who collected the information legitimately through a personality quiz app, but then broke Facebook's terms of service by passing it onto Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook says it can match that data to a Facebook profile, if the person has one.

According to market research firm Research Ad, Facebook Korea's sales totaled 12.6 billion won in February this year, up 25% from a year ago.

During the 2016 general election, Russian trolls using the Internet, including Facebook and other sites, aimed their fake campaign information at susceptible populations living in politically targeted states.

We require these security measures for the company's benefit because of the importance of Mr. Zuckerberg to Facebook, and we believe that the costs of this overall security program are appropriate and necessary.

"Facebook provides a network where the users, while getting free services majority consider useful, are subject to a multitude of nontransparent analyses, profiling, and other mostly obscure algorithmical processing", said Johannes Caspar, the data protection commissioner for Hamburg, Germany. However, as users of Facebook, we understand our right to privacy.

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