Zuckerberg Will Testify To Congress About Privacy And 2016 Election

Zuckerberg Will Testify To Congress About Privacy And 2016 Election

Zuckerberg Will Testify To Congress About Privacy And 2016 Election

But now Facebook has raised the estimate of users whose data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica to 87 million. Anxious what Facebook knows about you?

The data was gathered through a personality test app called "This Is Your Digital Life" that was downloaded by fewer than 200,000 people. One change, according to Schroepfer, will eliminate the ability to enter a person's phone number or email address to locate someone with Facebook search.

Facebook (FB) stock fell Wednesday on word the social media giant was hit by another price target cut and that Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress on recent data-privacy scandals. The company will put a link at the top of every Facebook user's News Feed to help them understand which third-party apps have their data. That's significantly more than the 50 million previously reported.

Facebook is restricting access that apps can get about users' events, as well as information about groups such as member lists and content. Under the new regime, digital firms will be required to disclose in plain language to users what their data will be used for and offer consumers easy options to give and revoke consent to hand over their personal information.

Facebook last revised its terms of service in January 2015 and its data policy in September 2016.

In a Facebook post discussing the move, CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote that since discovering the Russian interference, the company had "improved our techniques to prevent nation states from interfering in foreign elections, and we've built more advanced AI tools to remove fake accounts more generally".

The previous policy did not mention call logs or text histories. Greg Walden and Frank Pallone say the hearing will focus on the Facebook's "use and protection of user data". "Once finalized, we'll publish these documents and ask you to agree to them on Facebook, along with information about the choices you have over your privacy".

The draft of the new data policy includes new wording such as the promise: "We don't sell any of your information to anyone, and we never will".

Since March 16, when the news about Cambridge Analytica was disclosed, Facebook shares have fallen almost 18 percent. Users can also choose to delete any posts these apps have made to their profiles. It is not a solicitation to make any exchange in commodities, securities or other financial instruments. Over and over, the company - often Mr Zuckerberg - owned up to missteps and promised changes.

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