Apr 06 2018
On Thursday the Silicon Valley behemoth admitted that it believes that most of its 2 billion users have had their data misused at some point.
- Facebook is also making sure it's more transparent with its users and will provide more information on the features it has introduced such as Marketplace, starting fundraisers or sharing 360 videos.
While CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced increasing backlash for what some criticized as a lackluster response to the scandal, Facebook has since changed its internal practices to protect its users' personal information.
Access by apps is under scrutiny following allegations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained data on millions of Facebook users through an app that claimed to be a research tool.
It follows Wednesday's revelation by Facebook's chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer that 87million users worldwide may have had their personal data gathered by a third-party app and sent to the controversial United Kingdom political consultancy firm. The organization said it also "considers whether an individual candidate's policy stances are consistent with Facebook's public policy agenda and business interests". "It was my mistake", he said at the start of the call.
The letter sent to Facebook said that at present, it has largest footprint in India in terms of its user base and sought its reply on proactive measures being taken by the company to ensure safety, security and privacy of such large user data and to prevent its misuse by any third party.
He also said that Facebook is now signing up to more of Europe's privacy agenda and that it will even roll out some of the EU's strict privacy rules to all of the social network's global users.
Facebook knew Cambridge Analytica was mishandling user data two-and-a-half years ago, COO Sheryl Sandberg told NBC. Every so often, the lucrative strategy backfires when a new, often gaping holes are found in the way the company guards its users' info. Google's DeepMind "artificial intelligence" operation made a deal with U.K. National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in 2015 that gave it access to the medical data of 1.6 million patients, in order to figure out ways of better monitoring kidney disease.
THE SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook attempted to get hold of US users' medical records, according to a report at CNBC. For example, Facebook says it will remove developers' access to people's data if the person has not used the app in three months.
- Facebook is bringing changes to Events API, Groups API and Pages API.
The number was shared by the company's chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, in a blog post. "Nobody has been fired because of this scandal", he said when asked if the board has asked him to step down in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. That said, the affair does not seem to have made much of an impact on the company's bottom line.
"Until today, people could enter another person's phone number or email address into Facebook search to help find them".
Apr 06 2018
Amen Corner wasn't good to Tiger Woods in first-round 73
Garcia named his first child Azalea after the 13th hole at Augusta where he made a crucial par in the final round previous year . Hey, Tiger, about the 11th . "Because you can play more relaxed, you don't have to chase ... there's just a different mindset".
Apr 06 2018
Markets fall on trade war fears
ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude fell 34 cents to $63.20 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Soybeans topped the list, which also included corn, tobacco products, cars and other vehicles, plastics and chemicals.
Apr 06 2018
Trending warmer next week, until then more cold and snow
The combination of clear skies and diminishing winds will allow the mercury to dip into the upper teens and 20s Sunday night . Today's National Weather Service forecast: Cloudy, with a 70 percent chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain.
Apr 05 2018
John Cena Says Conor McGregor Would Probably Beat Him Up
Not to sound corny, but it just feels right. "Like, what do you mean by that?" But that's another argument for another column. And the excitement seems to have got to Browne as he seems tempted by the thought of being Braun Strowman's tag-team partner.
Apr 05 2018
Notre Dame women steal NCAA title with 2nd shot of a lifetime
Friday night against CT , her dagger jump shot while straddling the three-point line hit the twine with one full second left. For the second time in program history, Notre Dame brought home a National Championship defeating Mississippi State 61-58.
Apr 04 2018
50 years after MLK's death, a look at his life
A single bullet, fired from a Remington 760 Gamemaster hunting rifle, screamed through the waning sunlight and killed the Rev. King taught us by example, our prayer life must move us to serve, to struggle and, when necessary, to sacrifice for justice.
Apr 04 2018
Sterling girls soccer team drops league game
We can be a great team and we can be a bad team. "We had some players out so we had to shuffle some players around". Jadon Robertson hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the second to get the Dinos on the board first.
Apr 04 2018
Spotify hopes to strike a chord with investors
Unlike other companies who handle this process with the involvement of investment bankers, Spotify is not issuing any new stock . In February, the shares were valued at around $20-billion based on private stock transactions among existing investors.
Apr 03 2018
Wolverines, Wildcats, Play for National Title
Villanova is the best team in the country in offensive efficiency numbers, MI ranks third-best nationally on the defensive front. During Villanova's 10-game winning streak, they've 13 or more treys in seven of those games and been below eight just once.
Apr 02 2018
Notre Dame's comeback largest in Women's National Championship Game history
Most of the Mississippi State team ended up in Victoria Vivians' hotel room watching the rowdy end of the Notre Dame-UConn game. William will be most remembered for her game-winning, buzzer-beating jumper to beat UConn in last year's national semifinals.
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