Facebook app 'This Is Your Digital Life' collected users' direct messages

Facebook app 'This Is Your Digital Life' collected users' direct messages

Notwithstanding everything I wrote last week, I consider Facebook an incredible achievement because one person with an extraordinary intellect, great cognitive skills, a critical mind with an unshakeable, big, long-term vision of human interaction and a rare stomach for hard work was able to take an idea and build an empire that many nation states could never even aspire to.

Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal erupted in March, Facebook has been attempting to make a moral stand for your privacy, distancing itself from the unscrupulous practices of the United Kingdom political consultancy. "I have that responsibility, just like Facebook'". "And I'm responsible for what happens here".

However, all other user content is protected under the First Amendment regardless of whether anyone considers it offensive, repulsive, vulgar, or even hateful. Zuckerberg wisely dressed up for the grilling but still issued kid-in-a-T-shirt apologies.

This also showed when the politicians asked Zuckerberg's help in drafting new laws and regulations. He thus could have passed on some of the less savory schemes for monetizing the "friends" information without much impact on his lifestyle. This has made Facebook a scapegoat for President Donald Trump's victory on par with the Russians and James Comey (at least before the Federal Bureau of Investigation director got fired and became a Trump adversary). Some of the senators threatened regulation, but saber rattling is, in the end, only noise. "Had the GDPR already been in place, Facebook, in order to avoid such fines, would have had to notify the authorities of the data leak as soon as the company became aware of it, well in advance of the last U.S. election". That means that these non-subscribers haven't a clue about what information Facebook has obtained about them. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., to notify users within 72 hours of any data breach.

And Facebook makes money - gobs of money - from our willingness to share ourselves online in a way that we could not imagine doing in flesh-and-blood interactions with others.

Once again, Mark Zuckerberg is sorry.

He has retreated somewhat on that excuse, but there is something to it.

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The point is that Facebook - while a rich, major corporation - should be reminded at every turn that it must exist for our betterment rather than the other way around. Especially if we consider the massive lobbying power Facebook has both with its financial assets along with its platform as Sen. This is a triumph of marketing and psychology, not building an enormous infrastructure.

You might feel sharing photos on social media from hospital bed, asking people to pray for your recovery or moral support before a surgery, but remember, this is way too unsafe than you can imagine. About 300,000 Facebook users, most or all of whom were paid a small amount, downloaded Kogan's app, called This Is Your Digital Life, which presented them with a series of surveys. The social media company also acknowledged that "malicious actors" scraped information from the public profiles of practically its entire base - more than 2 billion users.

The social network has been criticised for.

Tech investor Jason Calacanis has set up a contest - the Open Book Challenge - to a create a Facebook replacement.

If sensitive medical information are passed on to wrong hands, they can be misused to the extent of spreading rumours and people, whom you don't want to know about your condition, might be made aware. You'll then receive an email - if you use Gmail, it will likely be delivered to your Social tab - just confirming that you requested the data.

Facebook could voluntarily change the rules of the game.

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