Mark Zuckerberg disavows Facebook's leaked memo saying all user growth is good

03 April, 2018, 05:15 | Author: Sergio Cook
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Here are some of the company's most notable missteps and promises around privacy. It is a good reminder about being careful about what we share on social media.

It would seem that although in public Facebook continued to insist that they were just a platform and attempted to shirk responsibility for what users did on that platform, internally executives were very aware of the real-world effects that their platform could have. But Facebook received numerous lawsuits as of Wednesday.

In typical fashion, Zuckerberg apologized. When asked what he would do if he was in Zuckerberg's shoes, Cook said he "I wouldn't be in this situation". "Last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies and help people understand how Facebook works and the choices they have over their data". More than 100 websites use the tool at launch, including CNN and TripAdvisor.

A former senior employee told Buzzfeed that the note "speaks to the majority of Facebook employee views", but not everyone within the company believes growth should be everything: at least one engineer said it became a significant factor in his decision to leave. Meanwhile, Facebook will be rolling out more such privacy protection measures in the coming weeks.

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Go to your General Settings, click "ads", then click "your information".

2010 App-makers exhibit a sophisticated grasp of data they can scoop from Facebook's social graph. But what many do not realise is that both of those apps are owned by Facebook - since September 2012 and October 2014 respectively.

Bosworth, who oversaw Facebook's advertising and business platform at the time and is now in charge of the company's virtual reality department, has acknowledged writing the message but said he intended only to start a debate.

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And just when it couldn't get any creepier, a Twitter user pointed out that Facebook has been saving videos their friends recorded, but never posted, on their wall, too.

Even if users limited data sharing to "friends only, " data was actually shared with third party apps that friends used. Boot-sale app Shpock, meanwhile, already arguably does a better job than Facebook's Marketplace feature at being a more-local eBay.

Facebook promised not to share personal information with advertisers, but did.

Fast-forward 10 years and that's what led to the recent controversy. You will see the "Privacy Settings and Tools".

Facebook shares are down almost 18 percent since March 16, when it first acknowledged that user data had been improperly channeled to Cambridge Analytica, eating away almost $100 billion of the company's market value. That not only makes it easier to delete Facebook in the future if you choose to, but also means they can't track what you do on those sites.

The harsh wave of criticism around Facebook's controversial data collection practices doesn't seem to be letting up anytime soon. Brokers typically don't have a direct relationship with consumers, and how they get the data is often questionable, said Peter Reinhardt, CEO of Segment, a consumer data firm.

These data brokers have troves of data on credit scores, family status, pet ownership and hobbies, which they glean from surveys, warranty cards, retail loyalty programs and other sources. The new update by the social media giant will bring all privacy controls on a single page. The company has not provided details on why it needed this data or what it did with it, saying only that it was used to improve people's experience on Facebook.

Zuckerberg tells CNN that "I'm really sorry that this happened".


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