In the ads, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg said the company could have done more to stop the data on millions of users going astray. As per the filing, around $7.3 million was spent in providing security to the billionaire's home and during his travel while the company incurred a cost of $1.5 million for Zuckerberg's use of private jets for official trips. Congress needs to leave Zuckerberg alone.
"In essence Mr. Zuckerberg is not accountable to anyone".
Cambridge Analytica, an IT service management company which had harvested the Facebook data of 87 million users without their knowledge, has left users of Facebook baffled all across the globe. The incident wiped off billions from Zuckerberg's wealth while Facebook's stock prices slumped in a week.
If we are going to continue to use Facebook, as users we must also learn how to crackdown on the site and protect ourselves. "I could have easily shut Facebook down but I am still taking into consideration of the people that use Facebook as their source of income", Rudiantara said.
Facebook users who downloaded their data from the service last month were surprised to find years-long logs of so-called "metadata" from their text messages and phone calls, including names and phone numbers.
"If, for example, a Swiss Facebook user spreads illegal propaganda through the network, that may be punishable in Switzerland, but not so in the USA due to a different legal framework", she told the SonntagsZeitung.
The physical presence (in Zurich) of Internet giants such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft means that they are already adequately taxed here, Maurer said.
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Let consumers choose if they want to share more about themselves to help Facebook provide better ads, videos and other material. If anybody understands the curious ways of Facebook users right now, you would assume it has to be Facebook's executives.
Earlier this week, the company announced the launch of the Data Abuse Bounty to reward Facebook users who report any misuse of data by app developers.
But like Facebook, Google's massive advertising network was used by Russian sources to spread disinformation during the 2016 U.S. election. During this week's hearings Zuckerberg talked about users having informed consent but that's not happening in the courts.
The main reason Facebook denied so numerous data requests, according to Federal Police spokeswoman Lulzana Musliu, was that some acts that are deemed to be offenses in Switzerland are not so in the United States, where Facebook is headquartered. Scott Steinberg, the co-founder of Data Does Good, whose users donate to non-profits through selling their anonymous Amazon shopping histories, says the haphazard public conversation over data privacy is dominated by news-making flare-ups, like the Cambridge Analytica episode.
The company was active during Trump's election, and the UK's European Referendum. But in recent years, successful online companies that built their empires on free content supported by advertising have also been exploring pay models. To put that in context, Facebook could theoretically owe $8 billion for one single day of a violation affecting all of its American users.
As I understand it, it's a tactic called "pervasive ad targeting", wherein if you happen to check out the price of a desk or a gallon of milk, the internet registers your interest and gloms onto you like a death-eater.
"I don't see a reason for businesses to pull back now".
"The biggest growing segment for these social media platforms is the youth, and they grew up with this, so they know all their data is being collected, and they know they don't have privacy", said Detert. Only a dramatic data diet can curb the worst downsides of Facebook.