Thursday, 26 April, 2018

Zuckerberg says sorry to Britons with newspaper apology ads

Facebook's attempt to impact India's voting process will not be tolerated govt's stern warning to Mark Zuckerberg Zuckerberg says sorry to Britons with newspaper apology ads
Cristina Norman | 26 March, 2018, 02:25

The ads signed by Mark Zuckerberg said a quiz app built by a Cambridge University researcher leaked Facebook data of millions of people four years ago.

He noted that the company has already changed some of the policies that served to enable the breach, adding that, "we also made mistakes, there's more to do, and we need to step up and do it".

The letter concludes by thanking users for "believing" in the Facebook community: "I promise to do better for you".

The fact that Facebook Inc. execs were fully aware of the news due to hit United Kingdom and U.S readers on Sunday brings into question Zuckerberg and the team's moral compass. "If we can't we don't deserve it", he said.

The university researcher referenced, Aleksandr Kogan, allegedly developed This Is Your Digital Life which allowed Cambridge Analytica to potentially unlawfully collect the data of up to 50 million Facebook users. In addition, the executive said that he is sorry that Facebook didn't do more to stop this from occurring, and is taking steps to make sure it doesn't happen again.

The scandal centers around British data company Cambridge Analytica, which has ties to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

"And we have a responsibility to do this, not only for the 2018 midterms in the U.S., which are going to be a huge deal this year and that's just a huge focus for us but there's a big election in India this year, there's a big election in Brazil, there are big elections around the world, and you can bet that we are really committed to doing everything that we need to make sure that the integrity of those elections on Facebook is secured". It illicitly obtained information from as many as 50 million Facebook profiles by abusing Facebook's data-sharing features.

Stopping apps like the one created by Russian-American Kogan from receiving "so much information".

USA lawmakers on Friday asked Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to come to Congress to explain to explain how the data got into Cambridge Analytica's hands, adding to pressure on the firm, which is under fire from investors and advertisers. We suspect there are others. "And when we find them, we will ban them and tell everyone affected".

Britain is investigating whether Facebook, the world's largest social media network, did enough to protect data.

Finally, we'll remind you which apps you've given access to your information - so you can shut off the ones you don't want anymore.

"I would say to him: You can fix it".

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