Facebook scandal explained | Why Zuckerburg is testifying to Congress

Facebook scandal explained | Why Zuckerburg is testifying to Congress

Facebook scandal explained | Why Zuckerburg is testifying to Congress

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced a grilling on Capitol Hill over the data privacy scandal.

With profiling questions coming to the fore lately, Fraser took the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to download his Facebook data.

Criticism about how Facebook handled smartphone device data followed, with concerns that its mobile apps had a disturbing eagerness to upload all of a user's contacts - not to mention tapping into their messaging - to the cloud. They indicate forwarding the message to a certain number of your friends in order not to pay for Facebook as the friends count number would indicate you are a frequent user. Orrin Hatch, a senator from Utah, even asked Zuckerberg how Facebook's business model works given that it is free.

Facebook will apologize, and we are sure to see various marketing campaigns in an attempt to restore its former glory.

Today, I bet "Zuck" wishes he could turn back the clock and wish his face wasn't on this very real chapter in history.

The social media mogul, however, appeared taken off-guard when he was asked about his sexist college website, FaceMash. An accurate profile can reveal details, like our sexual orientation, that we never chose to disclose in the first place.

What you post on the Internet is forever - even for the guy who harbors much of the world's personal information.

The conflict arises in what is fair and what isn't. "What is the difference between Facebook's methodology and the methodology of the American political pariah J. Edgar Hoover?" he asked.

The social media site says it does not tap your microphone. It will look for misuses of personal information and then alert users if it finds anything suspicious.

From personal experiences, many finstas I've seen are filled with detailed, drunken escapades and whatnot.

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But even if the account is private, there's no telling who can view your information. Cambridge Analytica has disputed that figure.

Lawmakers criticized Zuckerberg on Wednesday for the company's repeated controversies regarding past data privacy issues and its repeated apologies.

Whatever you put online will stay there, whether you like it or not.

Before many people join a network, it may not be so useful.

The response brought laughter, and for good reason.

"If I buy a Ford, and it doesn't work well, and I don't like it, I can buy a Chevy". So a researcher built a personality quiz app under those guidelines, and people used the app - and in doing so, allowed it to harvest anonymized data from their Facebook profiles.

Zuck didn't really have an answer because, well, Facebook doesn't really have a direct competitor. Senators and representatives know that Facebook directly affects a huge proportion of their constituents who were shocked - SHOCKED - by the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

How Facebook will help spread internet connectivity in rural areas. But the more people join, the more useful it becomes.

Saketh is a sophomore in LAS.

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