The Cambridge Analytica data breach also harvested people's private Facebook messages

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Facebook said is committed to launching this programme as part of its efforts to quickly uncover potential abuse of people's information. As Zuckerberg spoke to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday, our Facebook audience griped about the legislative process. Topping the list of concerns is how Cambridge Analytica accessed the accounts of 87 million users to help boost US President Donald Trump's presidential campaign. If Facebook did, it could be fined $40,000 per infraction. "This program is to encourage and reward people for helping Facebook identify and stop anyone involved in this practice".

Facebook later limited the data apps can access, but it was too late in this case.

Zuckerberg also didn't rule out the possibility that Facebook might eventually offer a version giving people the option of paying a monthly fee in exchange for not having their personal information mined for advertising.

Facebook's S-1 outlined the risk of exactly the sort of behaviour that has landed the company in hot water. "We did this because the website may have misused some of your Facebook information by sharing it with a company called Cambridge Analytica".

Like many other people around the web, I made a decision to download my Facebook profile information and see if there was anything weird or shocking about it.

According to Gupta: "The general spirit of the GDPR regulation is that users should have control over their private data, and should be opted out by default rather than being defaulted by the service into having their data captured". "Don't say we already do what GDPR requires", one passage from his cheat sheet reminded him. Seventeen percent deleted their Facebook app from their phone, 11% deleted from other devices, and 9% deleted their account altogether.

Facebook is calling it the Data Abuse Bounty.

And, we also covered Facebook on Facebook.

"Cookies basically follow you to all the different sites you go to", Thomas said.

While replying to a question from Senator Orrin Hatch, who asked if Facebook will always be free, Zuckerberg's reply was not the one we would have expected - opening the door to questions about a second version; one that would not be free.

The resumption of his former post would allow him to focus on the various technical investigations and queries, the company said.

No doubt there will be more changes coming, but here's what we know is going to happen for sure. Even if you do not have a Facebook page, Facebook likely has data about you.

Mark Zuckerberg is under all sorts of pressure.