Why you keep using Facebook, even if you hate it

Why you keep using Facebook, even if you hate it

Why you keep using Facebook, even if you hate it

A key discussion in the five-hour hearing was the urban legend that Facebook secretly records audio through microphones on a phone to target advertisements to users.

A spokesman for Facebook told the New York Post that it was "the committee's standard practice" for comfort, and had not been brought along by either Facebook staff or Mr Zuckerberg himself to enhance his height.

But Facebook users absolutely do not have this level of control over the digital dossiers that Facebook collects about their activity on Facebook and beyond, nor do they have granular control over how advertisers can harness that information. It doesn't. But it does trade off user data. It was then people took note of the face Facebook was using their camera and microphone.

Congresspeople including Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Tim Walberg (R-PI) hit Zuckerberg with a laundry list of occassions when Facebook has been perceived to have been censoring conservatives. Seeing my astonishment, one of them said "We don't expect a married guy like you to appreciate this, but in Cambridge all the party invitations come via Facebook, so if you're not on Facebook you go to no parties, you meet no girls, you have no sex, so you have no kids and your genes die out".

Most recently, chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg has faced several days of questioning by the US Congress, though the value of the results has been questionable.

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Truth be told, we'll probably have to wait until Facebook's forthcoming earnings report in order to get a more accurate gauge as to how the ongoing controversy enveloping the company has impacted its user base. You don't even know all the kinds of information Facebook is collecting from its own users.

As Luján pointed out, non-members won't have signed a privacy consent form, nor would they know to delete data they weren't even aware was being collected. You can take it down at any time. They were joined by Chirag Bhatt of the office collaboration platform Flock as well as Chris Kelly who runs Survata, an online survey company. Can you imagine a world where you might decide that pro-lifers are prohibited from speaking about their abortion views on your content - on your platform?

However, the Cambridge Analytica scandal wasn't to be the end of it. Facebook argued it had closed the loophole which allowed app-makers to extract far more data from users, particularly about their friends, than they had any reasonable need for.

Yes, numerous illustrious senators and representatives assembled devoted their limited minutes with the CEO of one of the biggest companies in the United States to addressing some very simple elements of how Facebook works (which is lucky for Zuckerberg because he had to concentrate most of his energy on modulating his face in the very natural way that humans do).

Next month, the European Union countries will introduce General Data Protection Regulation.

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