Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sci-tech | By Brandy Patterson

Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are showing the way on taking responsibility

Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are showing the way on taking responsibility

"They are already having conversations about how they cannot only make sure their current systems better protect user privacy and autonomy, but how artificially intelligence systems they are using can have ethical alignment built in by design", said Ms McEvoy.

"So, Facebook had lacked policies for their app developers".

It's kind of hard to stipulate that things posted on social media are meant to be private, since these are in fact public platforms, and it was only a matter of time and desire until the incredible volume of public postings on these applications were surveilled in this way.

That is disturbing, given that we have been examining this component of Facebook's non-user information gathering for as far back as five years, as far back as the practice was exposed by researchers at Packet Storm Security. A broader sustainability program, utilizing stakeholder engagement to uncover the social and environmental priorities, would have identified good governance and user data privacy as enormous areas of risk for the company.

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"Because of the high visibility of our company, our compensation & governance committee has authorized an "overall security program" for Mr. Zuckerberg to address safety concerns due to specific threats to his safety arising directly as a result of his position as our founder, Chairman, and CEO", the statement said. Ever since the scandal came to light in February, Facebook has been having a tough time dealing with accusations that the company was responsible for the leak of personal data of millions of users.

He said users should think twice before giving apps access to their Facebook accounts.

This Is Your Digital Life, a quiz app developed by a University of Cambridge academic named Aleksandr Kogan, pulled in both incoming and outgoing messages from several thousand accounts of people who downloaded the app.

Earlier this week, Facebook also set up a page in its Help Center to show each user if Cambridge Analytica harvested their Facebook profile to allegedly create targeted political ads.

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It also protects the right of citizens to be forgotten and allows individuals to request a copy of the personal information any company keeps on them, find out what data is being processed, and ask for explanation of how it is being used. "They gave them too much access", he said. She said she encourages Facebook users to start demanding more regulations.

"Mobile devices really are general objective computers", said Mr Hardy.

In statements about FBLearner Flow, Facebook argues that to say the system is used for marketing is a "mischaracterization" but points out that it has previously stated publicly that it does "use machine learning for ads". And Facebook, instead of hiding behind all that mouse print, should be required to summarize in short, simple language what we're agreeing to when we click "I agree". "So, how do we capture diverse thoughts", he said. For example, the controls that this requires are generally privacy controls that we've offered for years. To put that in context, Facebook could theoretically owe $8 billion for one single day of a violation affecting all of its American users. "The whistle was just blown but they were corrected 18 months ago, I don't think there is a need for a mad rush for businesses locally and in the region to stop advertising on Facebook because we haven't seen that reflected in how Barbadians are using the platform", he explained.

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