Apr 07 2018
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology says in a statement Friday it has asked the National Police to investigate possible violations of Indonesia's privacy law a day after Facebook announced that personal data of more than 1 million Indonesians might have been exposed by political consultant Cambridge Analytica.
Facebook Inc. said on Wednesday the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the United States, may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million.
And let's not forget that the company gave Zuckerberg and others the power to remove personal information, while at the same time distributing massive quantities of personal data to entities like Cambridge Analytica. Now, the added 37 million proves the earlier reports were just the tip of the iceberg.
Mr Zuckerberg said on Wednesday he accepted blame for the data leak and should have done more to audit and oversee third-party app developers like the one that Cambridge Analytica hired in 2014. Facebook executives took almost five days to respond to the Cambridge Analytica reports. "As part of this process, we will also tell people if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica".
The aforementioned "unsend" feature has reportedly been in the works for a couple of months, with Facebook relaying the following to BGR. Australia is the bottom one with around 311,000 users. "We didn't take a broad enough view of what our responsibility is, and that was a huge mistake".
Those restrictions apply to the Events, Groups, Pages and Instagram Platform APIs, as well as the Facebook Login.
Facebook said the "scraping" had been discovered in the past few weeks, but didn't disclose it until it had been confirmed and the company had a chance to gather all the details.
A full list of changes can be found on Facebook's website.
It's far from certain what action, if any, the GOP-led Congress and the Trump administration might take against Facebook, but the company will nearly certainly oppose any efforts to regulate it or the technology business sector more broadly. Time of calls will no longer be uploaded, either.
Sandberg also shone some more light on a second apparent data crisis at Facebook: the news that "most" of the company's billions of accounts have had their data "scraped" by unknown third parties abusing a user search tool. Even in its reply to government Facebook is silent on the identity of the 335 directly exposed users and those impacted indirectly. "When you are building something like Facebook, which is unprecedented in the world, there are things that you are going to mess up".
Facebook admits that the app scrapped the data of the 335 Indian Facebook users who had installed the app first and then the data of friends of these 335 Indians totaling 5,62,120 users too was stolen.
Zuckerberg said during a March 21 interview on CNN that he would be "happy" to testify before Congress, but only if he was the right person to do that. "We thought the data had been deleted and we should have checked". It's not always easy to understand what the online services are doing with your data.
The company is facing a global backlash over the improper data-sharing scandal.
Facebook users whose data may have been accessed by Cambridge Analytica, by country.
Apr 06 2018
Trump Threatens China With $100 Billion In Additional Trade Penalties
Some analysts have speculated the two countries could reach a detente before the tariffs on both sides take effect. In the latest sign of an emerging trade war, President Donald Trump is proposing even more tariffs against China.
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
Spieth in his comfort zone, leads by two strokes at Masters
To be fair to Garcia that was a bad break, there was very little wrong with that approach but Augusta can be a cruel mistress. Woods had the typically huge gallery following him to start the tournament. "That was the difference in the round", he said.
Apr 06 2018
Jordan Spieth storms to front on day one of Masters
You have a lot of uneven lies and sloping greens, so you have to play a lot off of feel and what that lie gives you. It's a safe bet that Finau is the only player in the field who had an MRI before going to the course Thursday.
Apr 05 2018
Is Charley Hoffman playing in The Masters 2018?
Woods and Mickelson somehow convinced Couples and Pieters to let them be teammates. "I've never seen that kind of excitement". He has the second-lowest low scoring average of 68.8 in 2018 and the highest strokes gained per round.
Apr 05 2018
Oklahoma teachers walk out for second day
Oklahoma is dealing with a severe teacher shortage, and many districts have moved to four-day school weeks in order to save money. This year's wave of teacher rebellions began in West Virginia , where teachers won a 5 percent pay raise after a historic strike.
Apr 04 2018
It's April 2 and snow is falling on the Philly region
That's where the colder air will hang on longer and thus, we may see some light snow or ice accumulation through early Wednesday . Xcel Energy sent a press release Monday afternoon reminding customers that strong winds and snow can cause power outages.
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
Rain changing to snow tonight
There won't be much accumulation by morning since recent higher temperatures in Philadelphia and NY warmed up the ground. Winds could gust up to 45 miles per hour which is enough to cause some isolated reports of wind damage.
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.
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