Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Business | By Kate Woods

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Collects Internet Data on Non-Users

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Collects Internet Data on Non-Users

SELYUKH:.We've learned that Zuckerberg's personal data was part of the data grab by Cambridge Analytica. CNET's Alina Bradford walks you through the process to disconnect apps from your Facebook account.

According to officials, Mr Hancock sought assurances United Kingdom citizens' data was no longer at risk and that they would be given more control over their data in future - including making it easier to transfer their data to other platforms if they chose. Asked if Facebook would convene a meeting of top technology leaders to address the issue of diversity in Silicon Valley, Zuckerberg said, "We will certainly work with you".

But numerous senators were skeptical.

"What we found now is that there's a whole program associated with Cambridge University where.there was a number of other researchers building similar apps", Mr Zuckerberg said.

SELYUKH: And if it continues the same way the hearing went yesterday, we'll hear a lot about more privacy protections, a conversation about what regulation might look like.

That underscores the problem Facebook has in persuading lawmakers that users can safeguard their own information if they carefully manage their personal settings and that further legislation governing Facebook's use of data is unnecessary.

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The Facebook CEO revealed that his data had been harvested by malicious actors on the platform.

"We continue to have these abuses and these data breaches", Ms DeGette said.

Rep. Tony Carednas, D-Calif., brought up the announcement of Tayler leaving the CEO post to Zuckerberg as the Facebook chief testified before the House committee on Tuesday.

Facebook was surrounded in controversy long before the Cambridge Analytica stuff surface.

"Do you know how many points of data Facebook has on the average non-Facebook user", asked Lujan.

Zuckerberg disclosed that his company is "working with" special counsel Robert Mueller in the federal probe of Russian election interference.

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Facebook said it is also confronting the misuse of user data by restricting what data apps can access without an app review.

According to a new online survey by Recode and market research company Toluna, most Americans wouldn't pay, despite how little they trust Facebook with their personal information.

Senator John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota, asked Zuckerberg if he is willing to make a commitment to protect political speech from "all different corners".

The 33-year-old kept his cool during the lengthy meeting Monday, despite a barrage of questions from lawmakers regarding Facebook's mounting scandals, including the misappropriation of up to 87 million users' profile data by Cambridge Analytica and Russia's use of the platform to spread propaganda and misinformation.

It is prescription on how companies treat consumer data.

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