Facebook kicks out Canadian political consulting firm entangled in Cambridge Analytica scandal

09 April, 2018, 01:08 | Author: Jacqueline Daniels
  • Facebook kicks out Canadian political consulting firm entangled in Cambridge Analytica scandal

Phandeeyar, a digital innovation lab, and five other groups wrote an open letter to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, challenging his contention in a recent interview that the social media platform had effectively combated hate speech targeting the Rohingya community that's being persecuted in western Myanmar. This move has further put the company into yet another trouble with the already ongoing Cambridge Analytica data breach debacle.

Although the ability to automatically delete sent texts hadn't been previously available, Facebook says it now plans to make it available to all users. The report adds, "Facebook didn't have details about whether recipients would be notified when a message was unsent and retracted from their inboxes, whether the feature would apply retroactively to old messages sent before the launch or whether users would need to designate a message as expiring/ unsendable before they send it".

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Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said the company is doing audits, but warned it could find more data breaches. When that timer expires, the messages are removed from the sender's and receiver's inboxes. We will meet with Facebook to show them how to "repair-our-nation" with relevant and necessary reparations. Later, the company issued them a statement saying that they are going to extend this feature for all Facebook users in the coming future.

Moreover, the feature doesn't really justify how Facebook message service works. "'We did a bad job of explaining what the new features were and an even worse job of giving you control of them'".

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Devonte begins "coming over asking for food and saying that they were taking meals away from him due to punishment", DeKalb said. Animal control seized one cat, several chickens and ducks from the home, the Clark County Animal Control told KGW on Thursday.

Earlier this week, Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer, in a blog post, gave country-specific break-up of people affected by the data breach, saying information of up to 87 million people, mostly in the United States, may have been "improperly" shared with Cambridge Analytica via a quiz app, "thisisyourdigitallife", between November 2013 and December 2015.

"When Cambridge Analytica first happened, it was a mistake for Mark and me not to speak out earlier and faster", she told the Financial Times. Facebook said that the feature exists for corporate security reasons related to the Sony hack of 2014, but it yet feels elitist, especially in the light of broader critiques of the privacy practices of the company. And until this feature is ready, we will no longer be deleting any executives' messages.

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The leader was, however, conspicuous by her absence at the court since she boycotted the trial accusing to be biased against her. Apparently this was as a result of a scandal that exposed webs of corruption between political leaders and the country bigwigs.

There has been no official announcement about the new delete feature, and there's a sense that Facebook is reacting to crisis after crisis in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal with slap-dash measures on an ad-hoc basis. "We should have done this sooner-and we're sorry that we did not".

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