Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to make official statement on data harvesting

Mar 21, 2018, 12:15 pm

Bipasha M.

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Previously Facebook was thought to be one of the most secure social sites available and certainly the most famous. The main reason for being the most popular certainly lies in its privacy setting since it was thought to be secure. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised to be it so. However, it came as a shock when the news regarding the data harvesting surfaced recently. A company called Cambridge Analytica has improperly harvested information from over 50 million users worldwide. “It is a big deal and he knows it too”- a source close to the CEO said.

So far Mark Zuckerberg has not said anything about it. He was tight-lipped. However, it has been said by the officials that the CEO will very soon address the public regarding the issue and make an official announcement. The reason for the silence is said to be because Mark Zuckerberg wants to say something meaningful other than just rushing to the facts and conclusion.

This news of data harvesting has caused the stock prize rate of Facebook to plummet down by a huge number. Zuckerberg is already planning on putting the trust of people back on Facebook so that they can surf Facebook and share things without having to be worried about it.

Someone has to take responsibility for this. It’s time for Mark Zuckerberg to stop hiding behind his Facebook page. – Conservative Legislator Damian Collins

The Cambridge Analytica crisis has its roots in a 2007 decision by Facebook to open access to its so-called social graph. This lead to the problem of data harvesting. Axios has said that Zuckerberg is already talking to his engineers on how to make Facebook safer than it already is.

How Facebook will tackle this new problem is what everyone is keeping their eyes on.

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  1. facebook is a powerful medium used by millions of Americans. As users, we have a responsibility to comply with facebook rules, to understand the limits of our privacy protections, and to do our best to understand that we are too often subjected to false news accounts and politically motivated hate speech. On the other hand, facebook has not lived up to its responsibility to its users to minimize fake news, unattributed political posts, and to protect its users privacy. The piecemeal approach that facebook has taken in response to the overwhelming Russian intrusion into the 2016 election through facebook, and the egregious appropriation of private data by Cambridge Analytica appear to be nothing more than damage control measures. A comprehensive, proactive approach is needed, beginning with thorough analysis of the ways in which facebook has been used for nefarious purposes, disclosure of those findings, and strictly enforced measures to prevent any recurrence. Thank you for your prompt attention to these matters.

    • Be Careful How and Monitor Facebook Use of Your sites and Site Titles!

      It is believed that Facebook is deliberately trying to undermine “The Word for the Day” created by me as early as 1997 and continued on even to this day belonging to Jlh1rriSr@prodigy.net, JohnLHarriSr@yahoo.com by allowing creation of another “The Word for the Day” while the original “The Word for the Day” has been mentioned in the publication and promotion of at least three copyright books: ISBN 09761112-8-4 “The Decimation of America By It’s Own Hand, and others. Clearly, these publications trouble either Facebook or others affiliated with Facebook for Facebook to allow the creation of a misleading duplicate. Facebook further attacked the original “The Word for the Day” forcing the sister site “”The Words for the Day” and repeatedly block biblical principles and precepts from being posted on sites associated with the author/administrator leading to sharing the Word for the Day through Google.

      When brought to the attention of Facebook, Facebook response is no response at all neither has Facebook removed the site’s unauthorized use of the title/name “The Word for the Day” why? And yet, Facebook continues to block “The Words for the Day” as Facebook did the original “The Words for the Day” again, why?

      In fact, the Word for the Day still exists on Google from which the majority of biblical principles and precepts are shared from.

  2. RE STUFF IN NEWS ABOUT BRECH OF FB SECURITY – THE ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR FACEBOOK INFORMATION LIES WITH THE USERS THEMSELVES. NO ONE ASKED ME TO JOIN FACEBOOK I DID IT OF MY OWN ACCORD. NO ONE FORCED ME TO ADD PHOTOS OR INFORMATION ON MY EMPLOYMENT OR RELATIONSHIP STATUS ETC. ANYTHING ONE OUT ON THE INTERNET IS OUT THERE FR THE WORLD TO SEE AND/OR ACCESS. IF YOU WANT ANYTHING KEPT SECURE/SECRET THEN DON’T PUT IT ON THE INTERNET – SIMPLE AS THAT !!!!

  3. I’m really sorry this happening, not only could our information be jeopardized by downloading apps, it could also be jeopardized by taking those quizzes and tests that we’re taking on Facebook! In order for it to be posted to your page, they ask to have access to your public profile, friends profile and your emai address and if you don’t agree, these tests or quizzes won’t post! I’m receiving all kinds of emails from Trumpcare to Pedophiles!

  4. Mark Zuckerberg,

    You scammed my funds and even attempted recently to con me out of additional funds, possibly divulged my information and now, blocked the Word of God from being shared among those groups I’m affiliated with; why should anyone believe your media farce?

    JohnLHarriSr

  5. Dear Boss,

    After leak all the data of facebook users and you apologize & you will take care of data security in future..

    Hahahaha.. It’s proper for all the users of facebook.

    After leak all data you say sorry… Wow.. That’s good politics…..

  6. Are the rumors true that FaceBook will start charging for messengers services?

  7. While he is making Facebook safer I would suggest that he stop targeting conservatives. If it does not stop a lot of people will leave Facebook, myself included

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