Mar 26 2018
Facebook says that it doesn't sell all this information to third parties, but that's not particularly reassuring.
A new case was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County last week and outlines allegations similar to those laid out in six other lawsuits filed against Facebook in a federal court.
Facebook has prospered on digital advertising that benefits from being able to use what people share about themselves to target ads. The company first introduced this feature on Messenger in 2015, and later on Facebook Lite app as well. While scanning the information Facebook had stored about his contacts, Dylan McKay discovered something distressing: Facebook also had about two years worth of phone call metadata from his Android phone, including names, phone numbers, and the length of each call made or received. Asked what kind of influence Facebook has had on Canadian politics and government, only 10 per cent of respondents said the social-media platform had a positive effect, compared with 32 per cent who said it was negative.
"Contact uploading is optional".
Facebook has since changed the amount of data developers can gather in this way, but a whistleblower, Christopher Wylie, says the data of about 50 million people was harvested for Cambridge Analytica before the rules on user consent were tightened up.
The news has wiped-off nearly $50 billion from Facebook's market value as investors fear the dealings with Cambridge Analytica could permanently damage the social network's reputation, deter advertisers and invite tougher regulation.
Mr Zuckerberg has until today to tell MPs if he will give evidence to them about Facebook's links to Cambridge Analytica.
It's believed around 50 million people were affected by the breach.
"But I think this was clearly a mistake in retrospect".
Last week, the embattled analytics company suspended its CEO, Alexander Nix, in the wake of a UK Channel 4 report showing undercover footage of Nix claiming he met Trump "many times" and that the company was responsible for a wide swath of the Trump campaign's activity. "We're now taking steps to make sure this doesn't happen again", the tech chief said.
He told CNN the site would be reviewing thousands of apps in an "intensive process".
The company's response to the Ars Technica story, however, struck a different tone, with Facebook titling the post "Fact Check: Your Call and SMS History". The company, which created the Firefox web browser, said it was "pressing pause" on its Facebook advertising and won't be posting to its Facebook page.
Mar 25 2018
Parker Mocks Joshua's Weight, Promises To Surprise World Champion
If true, this would have been uncharacteristically petty from Anthony Joshua . "Parker is a better all-rounder", he said. Despite being an unbeaten world champion, Parker will arrive in Cardiff as a huge underdog with the bookmakers.
Mar 25 2018
Catholic school students join peers in march against gun violence
Those who showed up to the march said they were there to support the march organizers and to applaud their effort. Clark, who is also a student at BART, said he came up with the number through research he did online.
Mar 25 2018
Florida State pits junkyard dog defense against MI
The Seminoles are averaging 80.9 points per game, which is 35th in the NCAA . "We were very good, and they just had a bad day". Their defense has been sharp in this tournament, and they are allowing an average of 73.3 points, placing them 199th overall.
Mar 24 2018
MI made 14 3-pointers during their offensive clinic against Texas A&M
The upcoming series with No. 12 Texas A&M presents an opportunity for Ole Miss to cement its place in college baseball's top tier. MI could really take advantage of the turnover battle, as Florida State ranks 177th in the nation with 13 turnovers per game.
Mar 24 2018
India Announces Penal Punishment For Medics Who Underreport TB Cases
This bacterial infection develops easily from an infected person to another healthy person by just breathing in the bacteria. The global response to tuberculosis has saved millions of lives; TB treatment saved 53 million lives between 2000 and 2016.
Mar 24 2018
UK Basketball falls short, loses to Kansas State in Sweet Sixteen
The Kentucky Wildcats didn't shake hands with Kansas State following the 61-58 loss in the Sweet 16 Thursday night. Kentucky played uphill the rest of the way, searching for ways to stop Kansas State from scoring from distance.
Mar 24 2018
More snow could be on the way for Shropshire this Easter
Spring weather will make a welcome appearance in North Carolina my mid-week with temperatures in the 70s by Thursday . The best chance for accumulating snow is to the north, where several inches is possible near the Virginia border.
Mar 18 2018
Huntsville City School students walk out to end school violence
At Kaiser High School, students who choose to participate will head to the school's stadium for speeches and a moment of silence. Courtesy photo Hundreds students at Scotland High School participated in the National School Walkout on Wednesday morning.
Mar 18 2018
NCAA Tournament Second Round: Previews and Predictions for Saturday's Games
Devonte Graham ignited sluggish Kansas midway through the first half, pouring in 29 points and lifting his top-seeded team. Entering the tournament, he had 15 20-point games, which was the second-most in the SEC behind Georgia's Yante Maten (17).
Mar 16 2018
Pres. Trump Visits California, Reviews Options for Border Wall Architecture
Mr Trump flew to San Diego to view several prototypes measuring 30ft-tall (9m), and asked which of them would be hardest to climb. It said Governor Jerry Brown and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra were "bragging" about defying the federal government.
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