Facebook users around the world will today find out if their data has been accessed and shared without their permission by consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica. The app vacuumed up not just the data of the people who took it, but also - thanks to Facebook's loose restrictions - data from their friends, too, including details that they hadn't meant to share publicly. In addition, the news release goes on to add that the possibility of enacting new legislation to restrict companies like Facebook is extremely unlikely.
Facebook'sMark Zuckerberg will strike a conciliatory tone on Tuesday in testimony before Congress in an attempt to blunt possible regulatory fallout from the privacy scandal engulfing his social network.
Earlier this week, Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer, in a blog post, gave country-specific break-up of people affected by the data breach, saying information of up to 87 million people, mostly in the USA, may have been "improperly" shared with Cambridge Analytica via a quiz app, "thisisyourdigitallife", between November 2013 and December 2015.
Zuckerberg will testify before a joint session of two Senate committees on Tuesday and before a House panel on Wednesday.
Around 87 million users of the social network are expected to receive a message to their Facebook accounts alerting them to whether their data was misused by the firm.
"As we become more and more used to using tools, we become more used to and comfortable sharing information about ourselves, and that information is being used in this way", McCully said.
Zuckerberg said he's committed to working with lawmakers and safeguarding the democratic process.
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By flooding the zone with product fixes and executive interviews, Facebook has effectively armed Zuckerberg with more convincing talking points to use when he gets grilled by Congress. In a Facebook post Monday, Zuckerberg said he hopes the research commission will "draw unbiased conclusions about Facebook's role in elections" and hold the company accountable.
The company that developed a personality quiz app, Cambridge Analytica, is at the centre of the scandal.
Facebook also started notifying a potential 87 million people, including 622,161 Canadians, if their information may have been shared with the United Kingdom -based consultancy firm that's accused of analyzing and selling social media data to political campaigns.
In recent months Facebook has announced several measures aimed at improving people's privacy and transparency around political advertising. GBH said it had conducted surveys that estimated almost 15 per cent of Facebook users had curtailed their activity on the platform in recent weeks because of the data privacy concerns.
"My top priority has always been our social mission of connecting people, building community and bringing the world closer together", Zuckerberg states, "Advertisers and developers will never take priority over that as long as I'm running Facebook".
To ease the way, Zuckerberg on Monday met some lawmakers privately, listening to their concerns before they will have a chance to interrogate him in public.
The controversy represents "the darkest chapter in Facebook's 14-year history", GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives wrote in a research note.
To make matters worse, there has been a steady drip of damaging revelations about the company in the days leading up to Zuckerberg's testimony.
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