Cambridge Analytica had already been widely recognized for its role in promoting Trump's presidential campaign.
She continued: "We thought it had been deleted because they gave us assurances, and it wasn't until other people told us it wasn't true, but ... we had legal assurances from them that they deleted".
"The letter also explains the steps Facebook has taken in response since". That's correct: the company monopolizes access to that information, which is the even more invidious move. Facebook has now announced that the Unsend feature will be rolled out to all Facebook users.
The company made other changes Wednesday that highlighted how lax it is now being in allowing access to information from the social network's 2 billion users.
Here are highlights of some of Facebook's recent patent applications, complied by Jeremy Ashkenas of Observable.
Zuckerberg is scheduled to appear on Tuesday before a joint hearing of two U.S. Senate committees, and on Wednesday before a U.S. House committee.
Facebook will not allow political ads on its platform until the advertiser's identity is verified and the entity paying for the message is mentioned, the social media giant has announced, in a bid to improve its transparency and accountability around political campaigns. Around a half million each in India and Vietnam and 300,000 in Australia may also have been exposed.
"While this project relies heavily on the collection of data to support analytics and decision making, the data that will be collected is either a data derivative or anonymous data", the document said, stressing that none of data would have information that could be used to identify individuals. How is it possible that Facebook didn't close this data loophole before now? Now, the company has identified a second company that is apparently doing the same thing, harvesting user data, and has suspended it.
Facebook plans to let users delete messages they have sent from the inboxes of other users. Users can not delete messages from their recipients' inboxes, but this has been made possible continuously for Zuckerberg Messenger texts. That's an ability normal Facebook users don't have.
Starting Monday, Facebook will also provide a link at the top of users' News Feeds to show them what apps they are using and what personal data is shared with those apps, Schroepfer added.
The EU wrote to Facebook last week to ask how many Europeans were affected by the growing scandal over the harvesting of personal data which was then shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. Facebook admits the practice but claims it was done after the Sony Pictures email hack, and that it included "limiting the retention period for Mark's messages in Messenger". It's a good but very modest list. "Any advertiser who doesn't pass will be prohibited from running political or issue ads".
Code for Atlanta is calling on the city to publish a "blameless postmortem" on the ransomware attack that paralyzed city services for several days.