Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Zuckerberg mocked over 'booster seat' at hearing

Zuckerberg mocked over 'booster seat' at hearing

Zuckerberg was unable to answer Dingell, the MI congresswoman, when she asked how frequently Facebook used computer code embedded in websites to gather dossiers on virtually everyone online.

More recently, in the latest instalment in a long-running privacy case, a Belgian court ordered Facebook to stop profiling non-members in the country or face a daily fine. I guess we'll see if this prompts a new era of people reading the print.

Perhaps that is why 53 percent of Creative Strategies' panelists use the social network to keep in touch with friends and family who don't live nearby.

Remember that all of these "connections" are known by Facebook and owned by Facebook.

It seems that all web users are of interest to Facebook for security and advertising.

If Zuckerberg doesn't want to talk about this issue in front of lawmakers, it may be because he fears regulation that would curb Facebook's ability to track data on third-party sites.

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Although Zuckerberg didn't elaborate, the concept would be similar to what both video-streaming service Hulu and music-streaming service Spotify already do by offering a free version supported by ads or a commercial-free version that requires a subscription.

Lawmakers have sought assurances that Facebook can effectively police itself, and few came away from Tuesday's hearing expressing confidence in the social network.

The email also apologized for the company's claim that the Diamond and Silk Facebook page was "unsafe for the community", saying that the notification was "inaccurate and not reflective of the way we communicate with our community and the people who run Pages on our platform".

Lujan: It's been admitted by Facebook that you do collect data points on non-[Facebook users]. My question is, can someone who does not have a Facebook account opt out of Facebook's involuntary data collection?

Ironically, one of the ways the world has learned of the way Facebook collects and analyses non-members was through data breaches such as the one that hit the company in 2013. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) grilled Zuckerberg over reports that Facebook had deplatformed the outspoken duo for being "unsafe for the community". This data was then used to build profiles of voters that have formed part of election influencing software. "All along they said they don't sell personal information so it didn't make sense why they would fight this". However, this meant that the Facebook Events data would also include information about who else attended the event, as well as any posts shared on the event's wall.

Mark Zuckerberg was in the line of fire for over two days from almost 100 senators and emerged unscathed as he gave a commendable performance, clearly well coached, helped him outperform expectations which were admittedly low.

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