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Facebook Rewrites Terms Of Service To Better Explain Data Collection

Facebook Rewrites Terms Of Service To Better Explain Data Collection

The reaction to the news on social media has been mixed.

"We know that the IRA - and other bad actors seeking to abuse Facebook - are always changing their tactics to hide from our security team", Stamos wrote.

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Facebook also said it will stop a feature that lets users search for a profile using a phone number or personal email. Albright was the first to suggest that Russian propaganda had reached millions more people than the initial 10 million Facebook initially acknowledged last fall.

"There are administrative sanctions".

Facebook said most of the accounts shut down on Tuesday were created in 2016.

But while Facebook says it's not giving itself new power over your data, it's also not promising to give all of its users equal amounts of control over their own data.

The company updated its data policy and proposed new terms of service on Wednesday to clarify that Messenger and Instagram use the same rules as Facebook.

"In total, we believe the Facebook information of up to 87 million people - mostly in the USA - may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica", the post read.




Since March 16, when the news about Cambridge Analytica was disclosed, Facebook shares have fallen almost 18 percent. Zuckerberg will appear before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11, the panel said on Wednesday. "The vast majority of what is required here are things that we've already had for years across the world for everyone". Messenger doesn't use the data from the scanned messages for advertising, the company said, but the policy may extend beyond what Messenger users expect. The new version just offers more details about Facebook's existing terms of service and data policies.

Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix was also captured by British television outlet Channel 4 bragging about sending sex workers to politicians to discredit them.

Adopted almost two years before the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the GDPR taking affect next month will give European Union residents the right to know what data is stored on them and the right to have it taken offline, among other protections.

"But I think this was clearly a mistake in retrospect".

On March 20, Channel 4 News showed clips that show Nix admitting his data-mining firm played a role in Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election.

With outsiders' access to data under scrunity, Facebook outlined several changes to further tighten its policies.

He told CNN the site would be reviewing thousands of apps in an "intensive process".

For Facebook users anxious about the company snooping on their conversations, end-to-end encryption is an option within the app, but it's not exactly straightforward to turn on.

He said he was confident Facebook could "get in front" of the problem. "There's a lot of hard work we have to do to make it harder for nation states like Russian Federation to do election interference", he said.


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