Perhaps most importantly to investors, Zuckerberg strongly defended Facebook's advertising model and said the company has never sold user data to advertisers. The tech company's market value is raised by 5% after facing a drop in the market value of $80 billion. Here's a look at his statements.
Also, whether Facebook keeps a backup version of your data after account shutdown.
THE FACTS: That's only partly true.
This means that the next time you use the Facebook credentials to sign up for, or log in to, an app, you will not have to see the screen that wants you to accept the terms and conditions allowing the app to access Facebook data such as posts, photographs, age, etc.
The Food and Drug Administration earlier this month said social media companies could do more to combat the country's worsening drug problem.
Experts say Facebook has made it technically untenable to take your data elsewhere. Zuckerberg alluded to one on Wednesday: Who owns material shared across a social network to multiple users? "Now is that my photo or is it your photo?" he said. "What we know now is that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed information by buying it".
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You can limit ad targeting, but it requires several steps, which you may have to repeat from time to time.
Facebook has regularly been accused of listening in on conversations using microphones on smartphones and then presenting ads related to recent conversations to its users.
Whether Facebook tracks offline data through devices that have been connected to Facebook at some point.
These numbers should be of real concern to Facebook's bottom line.
But that doesn't stop the data collection.
And Mark Zuckerberg added: "A number of people suggest that we should offer a version where people cannot have ads if they pay a monthly subscription, and certainly we consider ideas like that".
Turning off those categories is a chore, as you have to select them one by one in settings. You can check if you were affected by clicking this link. Zuckerberg has told lawmakers that Facebook is still investigating what happened in the past with data breaches, and will continue to inform users of their rights and what tools are available to them.
Yesterday, Facebook announced that users of the social media platform will finally be notified whether or not their personal data was shared with the controversy-embroiled political research firm Cambridge Analytica. As Rep. Lujan was suggesting, it's likely that the Facebook data users are able to view on the platform is likely only the tip of the company's huge data iceberg.
Facebook said 87 million users around the world were impacted by the data scandal, far higher than initial estimates.
"To my mind, the only way we will close the trust gap is through legislation that creates and empowers a sufficiently oversight agency with rule-making authority to protect the digital privacy and ensure that companies protect our users data", Rep. Michael Doyle, D-Pa., said during questioning.