"Every time that someone chooses to share something on Facebook ... there is a control", he said. "This increased the number of minutes of use per day which made the advertising more valuable for Facebook". The data Cambridge Analytica gathered was collected in 2014. It allowed its platform to be infiltrated by operatives working on behalf of a geopolitical rival who used it to meddle in the 2016 elections. So while only 270,000 users took the quiz, by Facebook's latest estimate, the app was able to harvest data of at least 87 million users. He said the Russian campaign of disinformation had been discovered "right around the time" of the USA presidential election, and said the company had developed "new AI tools" to identify fake accounts responsible. "I have to laugh when Zuckerberg says our mission is to connect people". He attended by his own choice and is not on trial, he is merely there to help congress understand the situation. The U.K. firm uses data it collects to create detailed personality profiles of voters to sway them with targeted messages.
Lawmakers have sought assurances that Facebook can effectively police itself, and few came away from Tuesday's hearing expressing confidence in the social network. Now the site basically regulates itself.
"We don't sell the data".
The extent of Facebook's data collection is, ultimately, the core concern of Facebook's business.
With an audit of thousands of Facebook apps under way, we may hear more in the coming weeks about just how cavalier some companies have been with our personal data. Although he was a little hazy on the details of how and when this would happen. Zuckerberg didn't know how to answer some of the queries about that tracking, and told representatives that his staff would follow up.
The company also said it spent more than $1.5 million on private plane costs, up from $870,000 the year before.
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In addition to that Reddit thread, the game's Twitter account is also posting regular updates about the Fortnite server status. With so many new players trying the free game every day, it's probably worth a quick recap for how the Challenges work.
Members of Congress in both houses prodded Zuckerberg frequently about failure to police the content on his platform, too. How hard is it for an algorithm to recognise a racial slur, for example?
While it's true that the breach did not get anything like credit-card numbers or Social Security numbers, the chances are that other important information did get taken.
Zuckerberg told Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) that there would always be a free version of Facebook, but that a paid option might be a possibility later.
"I could use that information in order to send them ads suggesting that they could vote online - something that happened in the USA presidential election - in order to discourage those people from actually going to a polling place and casting a ballot". And he said he does imagine Facebook might find some other apps like Cambridge Analytica that misused user data. It shouldn't be surprising that perhaps we are not going to have as productive a conversation if people are using the same words to mean different things and they are not coming from the same place.
- "Is Twitter the same as what you do?". "I think that required you to use their messenger app as your texting app". And all of a sudden I start receiving advertisements for chocolate.