Is Facebook regulation 'inevitable'? Not so fast

Is Facebook regulation 'inevitable'? Not so fast

"It certainly doesn't feel that way to me", he said, breaking into a smile as the audience laughed.

Zuckerberg replied by saying that his position is not that there should be no regulation. Republicans pressed him on whether Facebook suppresses conservative views. He did not mention that Facebook owns four of the eight top communication apps: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Facebook has been reeling following revelations last month that the political data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica, which was affiliated with Trump's 2016 campaign, improperly scooped up data on about 87 million users.

Yes, Congress was right to shake its finger at Zuckerberg for failing to include more Facebook safeguards for our personal data.

Sanda said that on Monday, US time, Facebook began notifying the millions of users impacted.

Lujan rightly went on to point out that, "You've said everyone controls their data, but you're collecting data on people that are not even Facebook users who have never signed a consent, a privacy agreement".

Just as Facebook provides an online connection for "friends", it also delivers daily highlights of lives that can seem better than ours.

The hearings that ended on Wednesday revealed no consensus among USA lawmakers about what kind of privacy legislation they might want to pursue, if any, and no timeline for action.

The security reason: "It's to make sure people can't scrape public info from Facebook even when they're not logged in". He initially attempted to dismiss her concerns about the use of user data with advertisers with a refrain heard over and over during the two days of testimony: "We don't sell data to advertisers".

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Zuckerberg replied saying that the practice was meant to help prevent malicious actors from collecting public information from Facebook users. "But at the same time it doesn't seem like future activities are prevented".

As we moved into the day two of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Senate hearing, more and more information on the social media website's data collection process was revealed.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced a grilling on Capitol Hill over the data privacy scandal.

As for the federal Russian Federation probe that has occupied much of Washington's attention for months, he said he had not been interviewed by special counsel Mueller's team, but "I know we're working with them".

Zuckerberg disclosed that his company is "working with" special counsel Robert Mueller in the federal probe of Russian election interference.

Earlier this year, a Belgium court ruled that Facebook's tracking of non-users with the help of social plugins and cookies breaks privacy laws.

"There is a core misunderstanding about how that system works, which is that-let's say if you are a shop and you are selling muffins, right, you might want to target people in a specific town who might be interested in baking or some demographic, but we don't send that information to you, we just show the message to the right people and that's a really important, I think, common misunderstanding of how the system works". Would an ad-free, paid version of Facebook work, anyway?

"While Facebook comments including the word BFF in green are among known animations, its appearance - or lack thereof - is not related to account security in any way", said Snopes. He assured senators the company would handle the situation differently today.