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US representative acknowledges Facebook's growth, worries "it has not matured"

18 April 2018

Grilled by United States lawmakers for nearly five hours on Wednesday, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook collects "data on people who are not signed up for Facebook", adding that this is done "for security purposes" only.

San Francisco: Facebook, embattled in a scandal over the mishandling of user data, confirmed on Monday that it also collected information from people beyond their social network use. "Many companies offer these types of services and, like Facebook, they also get information from the apps and sites that use them". "Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn all have similar Like and Share buttons to help people share things on their services", Facebook said. These companies also offer advertising services.

The option (which you can find by going to the lock icon in Facebook on your PC, then to Settings, then to Ads) says, 'Your Facebook ad preferences can be used to show you ads on apps and websites off of the Facebook Companies'. Many believe Congress is determining whether Facebook, and other social-media websites, should have any sort of government regulation. Tracking your location instructs it to display its content in a relevant language.

On Tuesday, former Cambridge Analytica employee Brittany Kaiser told the British Parliament in a statement that her previous employer had used multiple "Facebook-connected questionnaires" to collect data from its users.

Trust in Facebook has spectacularly collapsed after Cambridge Analytica (CA) harvested the data of 87 million users. This bit of information was revealed by David Baser, Product Management Director, Facebook.

Facebook is great for a lot of reasons (sharing photos with your friends, talking to long-distance family members) and bad for others (procrastinating, checking up on your ex, data breaches). When you visit a website, your browser (for example Chrome, Safari or Firefox) sends a request to the site's server.

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"This reaches at a total of 562,455 possibly impacted users in India, which is 0.6% of the worldwide number of possibly impacted individuals", claimed the spokesperson from Facebook to the media in an interview.

If a website uses Facebook features, even if the visitor doesn't have a Facebook account, it provides metrics including IP addresses, what operating system is in use, and cookies. We don't sell people's data.

The social network this week posted a blog explaining how the site and its services track people - even non-users, and people who have logged out. Also, it is predicted that they had produced around 80,000 Facebook posts over the course of two years according to CNBC.

If you want to strap a parachute to your body and throw yourself out of a plane, you have to do some paperwork first.

Zuckerberg said during testimony last week that the company collects data about people who have not signed up for Facebook "for security purposes".