'A few' advertisers have stepped back from Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg says

Apr 09, 2018, 01:23
'A few' advertisers have stepped back from Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg says

Facebook knew Cambridge Analytica was mishandling user data 2 1/2 years ago, the company's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, told NBC. Nor did Facebook explain just when it chose to roll out the feature more broadly.

Mr Zuckerberg last Friday endorsed United States legislation to regulate political advertisements across the Internet, a concession to lawmakers days before he is scheduled to testify in two U.S. congressional hearings. "We did not follow up and confirm, and that's on us? and particularly once they were active in the election, we should have done that".

According to Facebook, after the 2014 hacking of Sonys emails, the company set up “a number of changes to protect our executives communications.

The Sony messages included critical remarks about movie stars and others in the entertainment industry. "We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages".

Facebook is also cutting back what information is shared with third parties through Facebook events, groups, and pages as well as updating login, search, and account recovery procedures as they relate to third-party apps.

From executives believing in a growth-at-all-costs strategy to potentially manipulating records by removing Facebook executives' sent messages while keeping those they received - the saga appears to be seeing no end. And until this feature is ready, we will no longer be deleting any executives' messages.

Instagram, who is owned by Facebook, also allows messages to be deleted if the recipient has not viewed it or its ancillary push notification.

Apple executives have used privacy and transparency as a sales pitch, drawing a contrast with other companies especially Facebook.

Unless, that is, they were from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The messages were originally sent to former employees and people outside of Facebook. The recipients of Zuckerberg's messages weren't informed before that happened. Interestingly, newer messages from Zuckerberg still remain in inboxes along with some conversations prior to 2014.

The company has confirmed it uses automated tools to make sure chats on its Facebook Messenger app don't contain malicious content, such as malware links or child pornography.

The tech behemoth is also facing probes over the data breach from US consumer protection agency the Federal Trade Commission and from a joint New York-Massachusetts investigation.

Facebook has not announced a precise date for the feature to be released, but says that it should be coming within the next few months.

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