Data of over 5.6 lakh Indians was breached, concedes Facebook

Data of over 5.6 lakh Indians was breached, concedes Facebook

Data of over 5.6 lakh Indians was breached, concedes Facebook

Social media companies collect data on every click made on their websites and consider that information their property, leaving users unable to adjust access to it in privacy settings.

"Yesterday, we had informed you how Facebook had deleted Mark Zuckerberg's messages from recipients" inboxes.

The move also comes amid concerns that Russian-sponsored entities delivered Facebook ads designed to create discord and confusion ahead of the election and that firms like Cambridge Analytica created messages based on psychographic profiles gleaned from the platform to influence voters. The social media giant later confirmed that it had removed the messages, but claimed that it did so for corporate security reasons.

Sandberg's remarks come days before Mark Zuckerberg, the company's founder and chief executive officer, is scheduled to testify before Congress amidst the fallout from the data scandal. He will be answering questions arising from House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday, April 11th.

The EU is preparing to launch tough new data protection rules next month, under which companies could be fined up to four percent of their global turnover for breaches.

Some digging by the Guardian has already suggested that AggregateIQ may have mined data from Facebook in relation to the Brexit vote, but all of these investigations are still ongoing.

Giants Unlikely To Trade Odell Beckham Jr
Beckham also wants a new contract, entering the final year of his rookie deal that is set to pay him just shy of $8.5 million. If Beckham does not show up, however, that might indicate that the sides are far enough apart that a trade could make sense.

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) Shares Bought by Teachers Advisors LLC
Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc. bought a new position in shares of Baidu during the second quarter valued at about $430,280,000. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the past year is $188.22.

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree on action plan for peace
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Sunday urged the Taliban in Afghanistan to enter peace talks with the Kabul government. He also announced waiver of additional regulatory duty on Afghan export to Pakistan to help lift the Afghan economy.

Facebook said Wednesday that the number of users whose data was swept up by Cambridge Analytica could be as high as 87 million, significantly more than the figure of 50 million that was widely reported at the outset of the data scandal more than two weeks ago.

A Facebook spokesperson, sharing the response with IANS, said a possible breach of data of 562,455 users happened after 335 Facebook users in India installed a quiz app, "thisisyourdigitallife" between November 2013 and December 2015.

Zuckerberg said in a conference call with reporters last week that he accepted blame for the data leak, which has angered users, advertisers and lawmakers, while also saying he was still the right person to head the company he founded.

"This includes taking reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is held securely, and ensuring that customers are adequately notified about the collection and handling of their personal information". WhatsApp will let you, and so will Instagram - but if you're using Facebook, then you're out of luck.

Facebook friends of users who downloaded the scientist's app may have been affected, according to the company.

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