Facebook's never-ending data privacy scandal has given birth to a brand new feature in Messenger which allows people to delete messages after they've been sent. It's the latest measure taken by the social media company to address the ongoing privacy scandal it's now embroiled in, which was caused by the revelation that Cambridge Analytica may have improperly acquired the personal information of millions of Facebook users.
Facebook is now apologizing for its latest mess, claiming that it's discussed this ability within its circles many times. This may take some time.
No notifications were sent to those who had messages deleted, nor was there any disclosure that such a thing was even possible. "We should have done this sooner - and we're sorry that we did not". Will Facebook run a global ad campaign as it does when it announces new features?
The whole controversy started when TechCrunch reported that Facebook had scrubbed out CEO Mark Zuckerberg's messages from recipient's inboxes.
Facebook will require every such advertiser to confirm their identity and location. Although that was useful for people who wanted to find others on Facebook, it turns out that unscrupulous types also figured out years ago that they could use it to identify individuals and collect data off their profiles.
Those who manage large Pages that do not clear the process will no longer be able to post. It has not specified what number of followers would trigger the requirement. They never apologized to us for selling our information, without our consent, and collaborating with the Russians and Trump to undermine our mission to get more Blacks to vote.
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Moscow has denied the allegations. "But they will make it a lot harder for anyone to do what the Russians did during the 2016 election and use fake accounts and pages to run ads".
Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook, "With important elections coming up in the US, Mexico, Brazil, India, Pakistan and more countries in the next year, one of my top priorities for 2018 is making sure we support positive discourse and prevent interference in these elections".
"This applies to all advertiser Pages on Facebook - not just Pages running political ads".
The legislation would also require online platforms to make "all reasonable efforts" to ensure that foreign nationals and entities are not buying political ads to influence the United States electorate. He said there might be other Facebook officials better positioned to appear, depending on what Congress wanted to know.
Aleksandr Kogan, of Cambridge University, then took the data of 50 million Facebook users and provided it to Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based private data analytics firm, owned by Stephen K. Bannon and Robert Mercer. Social media sites openly disclose how much of user data will be used. For example, in 2014, it reduced access outside apps had to user data.
"Our ongoing investigation into the use of personal data analytics for political purposes by campaigns, parties, social media companies and others will be measured, thorough and independent", she will say in her prepared remarks.