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Ousting King Mark From Facebook Would Be Hard

Ousting King Mark From Facebook Would Be Hard

Eshoo submitted all 510 questions into the committee's official record, and Zuckerberg will be required to answer all of them.

Another area is the Facebook Pixel tool, which Baser describes data-gathering for advertisers.

If you want to strap a parachute to your body and throw yourself out of a plane, you have to do some paperwork first. It was after Zuckerberg's testimony that the number started to fall again. However, don't expect a way out.

Facebook still tracks you even if you're logged out of the social network. But there's absolutely no way to turn it off.

Damian Collins, chairman of the committee, asked if the objective of the survey was "to gather this information and that by completing it with your Facebook login, Cambridge Analytica also gets access to your data?" to which Ms Kaiser replied: "I believe that was the point of the quizzes in the first place, yes".

The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology issued separate notices to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica late last month seeking details about impact of the data breach in India and whether the data was used to manipulate the Indian electoral process.

Facebook's product management director, David Baser, conceded that "when you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account".

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"We also use the information we receive from websites and apps to help protect the security of Facebook", he added.

The website also gets information about the browser and the operating system (Android or Windows for example) you are using. This is because other apps and sites don't know who is using Facebook. We don't sell people's data. "Period." Whenever someone says "period" like that, something feels off.

In Kenya, NASA leader Raila Odinga, who lost to President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to sue Cambridge Analytica and Facebook for running "devilish" propaganda against him during the last general elections.

"Cookies and device identifiers help us determine whether the person uses Facebook". The answer is obviously that Facebook runs ads, but it was pretty jarring to hear a senator seem totally unaware of such an obvious aspect of Facebook.

A survey of 3,000 people by United States think-tank the Ponemon Institute, reported by The Financial Times, showed that users are significantly more sceptical that Facebook will handle their personal information with care than they were a year ago.

A Facebook spokesman said: "We are now investigating all apps that had access to large amounts of information before we changed our platform to dramatically reduce data access in 2014". When you manage to nail a page down (try facebook.com/privacy/explanation), it's long enough that your average user isn't going to take the time out of their day to comprehend it.


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