That line nearly worked, until Representatives Kathy Castor, a Florida Democrat, and Ben Lujan, a New Mexico Democrat, pointed out that the company is collecting personal data on people who don't use the social network and have never signed a privacy agreement.
Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, Facebook has been under intense scrutiny and pieces of information about data policies continue to spring up almost every day, reports COMPLEX. This has caused the government and users alike to call Facebook's entire presence as a social media platform into question. While none of these entrepreneurs' companies directly compete with Facebook, they all want that next big data idea because by 2025, the average internet user will connect with a device once every 18 seconds - upwards of eight times more per day than they do now. Stressing that there is an online propaganda "arms race" with Russian Federation and it was important to make sure no one interferes in any more elections including in India, Zuckerberg told Congress that his own personal data was "improperly shared".
Wednesday, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Capitol Hill to testify before Congress about the impact the platform had on the 2016 election cycle and how the company uses the vast amount of user data it collects.
When the Facebook CEO appeared before a US Senate joint committee hearing on Tuesday to answer questions on Facebook's scandals, there were no real upsets or scandalous remarks. They can add their ad preferences.
Congressman, this is an important question, because I think people often ask what the difference is between surveillance and what we do.
Zuckerberg explained today that Facebook's audits of data harvesting by outside apps would take "many months" to complete.
ANNA ESHOO: Was your data included in the data sold to the malicious third parties - your personal data? "If Facebook is truly committed to protecting people's privacy, the company should set an example, by adhering to [the] highest data protection standards for all users". Now Congress is waking up to what that freedom meant for Facebook Inc users. But in a previously undisclosed detail, Facebook also notes that a "small number of people" gave the quiz access to their Facebook timeline, posts, and private messages-which may have included my personal messages and posts as well. Some said they wanted Facebook to try its hand at self-regulation first, while others asked Zuckerberg to propose policies.
He said Facebook also uses information to support its $350-billion company.
"While Facebook has certainly grown, I worry it has not matured", Walden, R-Ore., told Zuckerberg.
Was your Facebook data shared with Cambridge Analytica? "You didn't know that FTC doesn't have fining authority and that Facebook could not have received fines for the 2011 consent order".