Facebook sending users privacy notification after data breach

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Facebook has admitted the personal information of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

"It was my mistake, and I'm sorry", he added. "I started Facebook, I run it, and I'm responsible for what happens here", he said.

In a timeline published by Facebook, Zuckerberg said that in 2014, the company had tightened up restrictions to some extent on third-party access to the data of users and their friends.

Facebook has said that a Cambridge University lecturer named Aleksandr Kogan collected the data legitimately through a personality quiz app but then violated Facebook's terms by sharing the information with Cambridge Analytica, a firm later hired by the Trump presidential campaign during the 2016 U.S. election. "We did this because the website may have misused some of your Facebook information by sharing it with a company called Cambridge Analytica", the image reads.

Starting in May, EU privacy regulators will get the power to fine companies as much as 4% of global annual sales under new data protection rules.

There were some pretty big flaws in Facebook's system (and Cambridge Analytica lied about what they were doing), which is why 311,000 Australians have had their data accessed by Cambridge Analytica, even though... we don't vote in... Cambridge Analytica supplied assistance to President Donald Trump's campaign in 2016. He will also likely face questions about advertisements and posts placed by Russian operatives, in what USA authorities believe was an attempt to influence the United States 2016 Presidential election. For most of our existence, we focused on all the good that connecting people can bring. After receiving Facebook's response on Thursday, the government waited for London-based analytics firm CA's response to take a decision on the matter.

Not all Facebook users will see the changes at once.

That's one of many questions Congress should demand that Zuckerberg answer.

University of Waikato digital business senior lecturer Gohar Khan said the saying "if you are not paying for a service, then you are the product", rang true for Facebook's business model. Bill Nelson on April 9. Zuckerberg held meetings with the top Republican and Democratic senators on the Commerce and Judiciary committees that will question him on Tuesday in a joint meeting. But Nelson sees the need for lawmakers to do something to protect privacy and counter adversaries like Russian Federation. Facebook has about 15,000 people working on security and content review, rising to more than 20,000 by the end of 2018, Zuckerberg's testimony said.

"Facebook Messenger is a third-party app technically, so you know, you could decide as a consumer, I want to keep some, Instagram and Snapchat, I want to drop these other ones", Collins said. Does that mean regulation?

The example message given by Facebook suggests how Cambridge Analytica might have accessed your data via a friend. "More information about your customers, [and] who they interact with, is always desirable".

"My sense is he takes it seriously because he knows there's going to be a hard look at regulation", Nelson said of Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg also addresses the 2016 election, explaining the website's efforts to block "traditional threats" like hacking and malware, and the company's failure to identify or prevent disinformation campaigns and the coordinated use of fake accounts.

"Is he going to wear a suit and tie and clean white shirt?"