The Facebook feature Mark Zuckerberg has, but you don't

10 April, 2018, 20:32 | Author: Larry Hoffman
  • FIXING’ FB Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been requested by a U.K. parliamentary committee to answer questions on fake news in the investigation into Cambridge Analytica’s alleged improper use of Facebook information

At least 59,777 South African users were potentially impacted by the Facebook, Cambridge Analityica data breach.

The company has been dealing with the online privacy scandal since it was revealed that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica mined the personal data of up to 87 million Facebook users before the 2016 presidential race.

For its part, AggregateIQ says it "has never managed, nor did we ever have access to, any Facebook data or database allegedly obtained improperly by Cambridge Analytica".

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Facebook published this week, explaining that beginning on Monday, April 9, there would be a new link at the top of everyone's News Feed.

The move marks the latest in a series of efforts by the social networking giant amid revelations that it had lost control of the profile information of millions of users, which was then used to potentially influence elections around the world. It's all about cash money on this week's #GirlsWithGoals Listen in on your iPhone or Android now. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify in front of a Congressional committee later this month regarding the data collection.

"But that doesn't mean you don't tell the users, 'hey this was stolen from you, '" she said. "And her response was, 'Well, they told us that they deleted it, ' which seems. a pretty weak defense, and unfortunately that's not going to be enough for lawmakers". Until the Unsend feature is released for everyone, Facebook says it won't unsend or retract any more of Zuckerberg's messages. This may take some time.

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"We're starting this in the United States and expanding to the rest of the world in the coming months", Zuckerberg said on his Facebook page.

"Election interference is a problem that's bigger than any one platform, and that's why we support the Honest Ads Act", Zuckerberg said.

Perhaps the announcing the unsend feature is a way to soften the severity of deleting messages from users conversations without consent or notice by making it look like they were testing the feature. "We should have done this sooner - and we're sorry that we did not", the spokesperson added.

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We now know how many of those users are South African, and it's a thankfully a relatively small number.

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