Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Facebook To Reward Users Who Report Bugs And Leaks

Hey congressman: Facebook's problem is its users Cambridge Analytica: did Facebook share your personal data?
Frank Williams | 16 April, 2018, 10:17

It's a proposal that is winning favour among technologists.

Facebook, along with Google, Apple and Microsoft, is a tech behemoth whose operations touch nearly every aspect of our daily lives. He said, "There are a great many Americans who are deeply concerned that Facebook and other tech companies are engaged in a pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship".

"Fifteen percent of our panelists said there is nothing Facebook can do to regain trust as they are just ready to move on to something else", wrote Carolina Milanesi, principal analyst at Creative Strategies, a market intelligence firm that worked on the survey with Techpinions.

It's unsettling to know all that information is on the internet.

The data was grabbed via an app that let people take a personality quiz.

That's because the core function of Facebook - connecting people - is something that can be done elsewhere without having to pay.

When people sign up to social media, it is as a platform to communicate with friends and associates. It would be hard for an antitrust action against Facebook to gain traction, especially in the U.S. where antitrust laws are created to protect consumers rather than competitors, as Facebook provides more and more services to its users for free.

This isn't only people looking towards the exit doors.

The app that gathered private information later improperly obtained by the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica also collected some users' private messages, The Guardian reported on Friday.

Sir Patrick Stewart: Captain Picard would have voted Remain
He mentioned Brexit would permit Britain to "boldly go" to areas it has uncared for within the seek for new free commerce offers. "Our country's future is at stake and we will not stand idly by".

Individuals can download a copy of the data companies hold about them: Users should be able to download their data from the site, this includes, posts, messages, photos, complete record and profiles compiled on them. "If you're Gen-Z, you really don't care".

Mr Zuckerberg said he's willing to fix the problems in Facebook, even if that requires a substantial investment, and he acknowledged it is "inevitable that there will need to be some regulation".

Yes, it's true that Zuckberg has said, as he did in a CNN interview last month, that he's "actually. not sure we shouldn't be regulated".

On the other hand, however, you could make a convincing argument that this is par for the course in business.

Zuckerberg made it clear in his Capitol Hill testimony that "there will always be a version of Facebook that is free".

Facebook also committed to making it easier for users to access the data shared with the platform by downloading a secure copy and moving it to another service. This deficiency also seems to be one of the biggest roadblocks to finding a credible and viable solution.

Then there are the technical challenges. "They gave them too much access", he said.

This exchange mattered because Blunt and others revealed the flaw in Facebook's bargain with users. The company can also track people almost everywhere they go online, and it can see what apps people have installed on their phones. Most of these platforms rely on advertising based on user preferences and profiles. "Because it works for the companies, it works for the advertisers and it works for consumers", said Dan Jaffe, executive vice president of policy for the Association of National Advertisers. "If we confirm data abuse, we will shut down the offending app and take legal action against the company selling or buying the data, if necessary".

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