Facebook chief has 'no plans' to meet British MPs

Facebook chief has 'no plans' to meet British MPs

These points included Cambridge Analytica, dark ads, Facebook Connect, the amount spent by Russian Federation on United Kingdom ads on the platform, data collection across the web, budgets for investigations, and that shows general discrepancies between Schroepfer and Zuckerberg's respective testimonies, he said.

The social network's 18-page letter states that the first Zuckerberg knew about allegations that Cambridge Analytica may not have deleted data harvested from Facebook users was in March 2018 "when these issues were raised in the media" by the Guardian and other publications.

Facebook has now suspended the myPersonality app (and around 200 other similar apps) in its efforts to investigate apps that may have violated its data privacy policies.

The investigation, which Archibong says is "in full swing", has covered thousands of apps so far (no word on how many apps Facebook has left to scrutinize). The growing use of social networking opened the door to the misuse of personal information via identity theft, cyberstalking, content-based image retrieval, privacy invasion, and more. A Cambridge Analytica spokesperson said the company used Twitter for political advertising but insisted that it had never "undertaken a project with GSR focusing on Twitter data and Cambridge Analytica has never received Twitter data from GSR". Archibong said that large teams of internal and external experts are working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible.

GSR developed a Facebook app that reportedly collected data from people who signed up to use the app as well as information from their Facebook friends, without the explicit approval of all involved.


Outside of that key 200 figure, Facebook's revelations leave a lot of important details out. However, this is yet another reminder that when you agree to sharing your data with one app, it is going to be mass circulated, ending up online.

More than 6 million people completed the tests on the myPersonality app and almost half agreed to share data from their Facebook profiles with the project.

If the former, the final tally could (hopefully) end up much lower than 200. In addition, they will also tell individuals by means of this site.

It's even unclear whether or not Facebook auditors will have the ability to ascertain for certain that a developer misused data. The committee intends for a hearing to take place before May 24. Facebook took some time to publicize which Facebook users CA had data on, and still hasn't revealed which users had data scraped by Canadian consultancy firm AggregateIQ.

"Cambridge Analytica may remain an organic user on our platform, in accordance with the Twitter Rules", the spokesperson added.

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