Number of active Facebook users increased despite scandals
Apr 27, 2018, 01:10
It was left to committee chair Damian Collins to ask about a Politico story published during the session which suggested Zuckerberg had agreed to address MPs of the European parliament in Brussels. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was also questioned by lawmakers earlier this month about the company's data-privacy practices.
Kogan, who teaches at Cambridge University, told the committee on Tuesday that he did not sell data, and said the U.S. social media giant was scapegoating him as it was in "PR crisis mode".
Facebook shares rose after the social networkreported a surprisingly strong 63 per cent rise in profit and an increase in users, with no sign that business was hurt by a scandal over the mishandling of personal data.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal unleashed calls from politicians on both sides of the Atlantic for stricter rules regarding use of user data and tighter advertisement regulation.
The video has an up-to-down vote ratio of less than 1.0, so we wouldn't be surprised if people aren't receptive to it when it's run on TV and in movie theaters this July.
In a written submission to the United Kingdom parliament's media committee, Mike Schroepfer said those wanting to run political adverts would have to complete an authorisation process and the messages would also have to display who paid for them.
Facebook failed to read the fine print on app that ultimately played a major role in the harvesting of data for tens of millions of its users.
"I don't know specifically", said Schroepfer.
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee's chairman Damian Collins accused Facebook of having tools on its platform that "work for the advertiser more than they work for the consumer".
When questioned by chairman Damian Collins, Mr Schroepfer said there was no "category-by-category opt-out" in terms of the kind of political advertising users were presented with, meaning they have no control over whether they're presented with adverts from particular campaigns or parties. "You can remove all the interests, if you want, and leave basic information: location, age, gender".
By June 2018, UK Facebook users will be able to see more about general ads too through a "view ads" button. "I put it to you that Facebook is a morality-free zone, " he said.
"It is a awful idea that a nation state is using our product to interfere in a democratic election by masquerading as citizens of the US. We were slow to understand the impact of this", he said.
The committee continually voiced frustrations that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not appear at the inquiry himself.
The Philadelphia Flyers' season is over after an 8-5 loss in Game 6 against in-state rivals Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. The Flyers signed former Calgary goalie Brian Elliott to a $5.5 million, two-year deal and he was a bust in the playoffs.
Are you down for more Star Trek movies? Payne and Patrick McKay - which would involve Chris Hemsworth returning as George Kirk. It's not clear if the Pegg and Jung script Quinto mentions is for Star Trek 4 , or yet another possible Trek sequel.
He continued with his strong stand on the issue and his administration started deporting undocumented immigrants from the US. A federal appeals court also questioned the validity of the program when President Obama tried to expand DACA in 2014.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is happy with the arguments made by state attorneys over redistricting in front of the U.S. A almost decade-long case of redrawing political districts in Texas is finally being heard by the Supreme Court.
According to USA Today, the Cowboy chose to part ways with Bryant due to his 2017 season and his friction with other teammates. On Wednesday, it was reported that Baltimore wanted to sign Bryant , but Bryant rejected the team's offer.
He also lost in the second round in Miami and in Indian Wells, and failed to advance past the last 16 at the Australian Open. The 31-year-old is to face another Spaniard, Guillermo Garcia Lopez, who progressed after Kei Nishikori retired.
The report goes on to suggest that Buffalo has checked in with the Denver Broncos regarding the fifth overall pick this week. Among those options is standout Sam Darnold , who most of the teams near the top of the order have been looking at.
He said the move led him to believe PETA's "real motivation in this case was to advance its own interests, not Naruto's". Smith adds that PETA also used Naruto as a "pawn to be manipulated on a chessboard larger than his own case".
Why Does the Bond Market Matter? If someone is enrolled in a pension plan, chances are they could be impacted by the bond market. Gold firmed after three days of losses on Tuesday as the dollar stabilised off an earlier three-month peak and a rise in U.S.
Simply tap snooze (in the overflow menu) when viewing an email , and you can pick a time for the email to ping your inbox again. Google is undertaking a significant shakeup of its popular Gmail webmail system, as it seeks to combat Microsoft's Office 365.
Philippines apologizes to Kuwait over 'maid rescues'
The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said there are about 250,000 Filipinos working in Kuwait, most as domestic helpers. The Philippines government imposed a similar ban on the UAE previous year after reports emerged of workers being abused.