Yesterday, he announced his challenge for the coming year : My challenge for 2019 is to host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society — the opportunities, the challenges, the hopes, and the anxieties.
MP Damian Collins had hit a brick wall with countless requests to drag Mark Zuckerberg in front of his parliamentary Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee to answer questions over the data debacle.
(Oprah might not be famous as a tech analyst, but she knows a thing or two about getting people to share their personal data.) Facebook has long since shown itself to be a conspiracy of moral ghouls harvesting human intimacy for ad dollars; as sickening as it is to imagine Netflix browsing your private messages, these new disclosures don’t change your basic understanding of the operation any more than, say, a snowstorm changes your understanding of December.
Zuckerberg, in a response he posted on Facebook after the documents were released, said the change to limit data access to third-party developers was to counter “shady apps that abused people’s data.” “This was an important change to protect our community, and it achieved its goal,” he wrote.
Company executives proposed several different schemes, from charging certain developers for access per user to requiring that apps “[Facebook] doesn’t want to share data with” spend a certain amount of money per year on Facebook’s ad platform or lose access to their data.
British Parliament on Wednesday published a cache of secret Facebook documents it obtained last month from a company suing the social network. Collins said a recurring theme of the papers was the "idea of linking access to friends data to the financial value of the [app] developers' relationship with Facebook."
In November 2012, in an email about reciprocity and data value, Zuckerberg talked about how Facebook's goal was to let people "share everything they want." Developers on the site, he said, could build apps to let users do exactly that, but Facebook needed to be wary of them becoming a competitor in the social media space.
staff in 2012 discussed removing restrictions on user data for companies who were able to spend upwards of $250,000 on mobile advertising, before ultimately deciding to apply a uniform policy restricting such access two years later, according to a tranche of internal emails released by the UK parliament.
Parliament has used its legal powers to seize internal Facebook documents in an extraordinary attempt to hold the US social media giant to account after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly refused to answer MPs’ questions.
Facebook's billionaire founder bought four homes surrounding his current home near Palo Alto, Mercury News reports. Zuckerberg will lease the four homes he just bought back to its current residents.
The piece I ended up writing pointed out that to truly opt out of sharing all your personal information, you had to click through more than 50 privacy buttons, and then choose between more than 170 total options.
Facebook’s founder is facing pressure to accept an invite from eight international parliaments, with lawmakers wanting to question him about negative impacts his social network is having on democratic processes globally.
CEO Zuckerberg sat back as rich companies illegally spent millions to flood the messaging platform with fake news and hate speech -- until the country trusted a fringe fascist more than anyone else.
“We need a new culture of technology and business development for the age of AI which we call ‘rule of law, democracy and human rights by design’,” Nemitz writes.
Jane Manchun Wong -- the fan of reverse engineering who tipped us off about Facebook dating and voice control in Messenger -- has unearthed the Unsend option in the Facebook Messenger app.