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What Worries You Most About Facebook Right Now?

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Laurie Berry | 14 April, 2018, 14:36

It's data that made Zuckerberg a billionaire. Now Congress is waking up to what that freedom meant for Facebook users.

The Facebook founder was grilled with basic queries about the company's business model to everything about data privacy, political ads, censorship, and the works.

"Facebook hearings demonstrate that concerns remain over compliance with rigorous European Union data privacy standards", Tajani said in a tweet Thursday.

In a series of questions on how people can remove data from Facebook, Zuckerberg said the company does "collect data on people who are not signed up for Facebook, for security purposes".

Senate Gary Peters asked Mr Zuckerberg the direct question of "Yes or no, does Facebook use audio obtained from mobile devices to enrich personal information about users?" That line nearly worked, until Reps.

At the same time, Facebook has learned more about Carmen's social circle - in spite of the fact that Carmen has never used Facebook, and therefore has never agreed to its policies for data collection.

Zuckerberg said user ownership of content is fundamental to the website.

Bear in mind that the notification, though it was rolled out last night, may take some time to reach all of Facebook's more than 1.8 billion users.

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Congressman Billy Long [R] put it best, telling Zuckerberg: "You're the one to fix this". In some instances, they anxious that Facebook wasn't taking down harmful content fast enough, like fake profiles of people who are stealing pictures from real people, as well as posts seeking to recruit for terrorist ideologies. Lawmakers there also had requested Zuckerberg's testimony, but Facebook offered other executives in his place - so the panel is set to interrogate Facebook's chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, at a hearing this month.

Zuckerberg clearly admitted to mistakes and took responsibility.

"We do need to know whether there was something bad going on at Cambridge University overall that will require a stronger action from us", he said.

With that in mind, legislators pitched a mix of policy ideas ranging from giving consumers more control over their data and boosting transparency for online political advertisements to pushing back at Facebook's alleged monopoly power. Lawmakers in both houses, and on both sides of the aisle, raised concerns about whether Facebook had proven to be incapable of regulating itself.

We know what kind of regulation we need.

To get there, many Congressmen and Congresswomen have some studying to do.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his Facebook data was included in the personal information sold to malicious third parties, a reference to the Cambridge Analytica scandal that has rocked his company over the past several weeks. "Of course, if this sentiment were to be similar across other countries, 15% of 2 billion users is a sizable chunk of the installed base that would disappear". John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana, said in the hearing Tuesday. "So we have to be paying close attention to what is happening as well", he said in relation to Barbados TODAY.

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