Pressing Pause: Mozilla Suspends Facebook Ads

An advertisement in The New York Times is displayed on Sunday

On Sunday, Zuckerberg vowed to protect consumers' personal information in full-page advertisements that the Menlo Park, California-based company ran in many British newspapers.

According to Facebook, Kogan passed the data to Cambridge Analytica without its knowledge.

Zuckerberg said in the ads, "This was a breach of trust, and I'm sorry we didn't do more at the time" when Kogan developed an app on which 270,000 Facebook users supplied information about themselves.

"We found that its (Facebook) current default settings leave access open to a lot of data - particularly with respect to settings for third party apps", Mozilla said in a blog post. "If we can't, we don't deserve it", Facebook took full-page adverts in the Mail on Sunday, Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Mirror, Sunday Express and the Observer today. "Now we're limiting the data apps get when you sign into Facebook".

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie, who worked at Cambridge Analytica as its Director of Research, said the data was then used to influence the USA presidential election and UK Brexit referendum in 2016. He adds that "I'm sorry we didn't do more at the time", and that the company is now taking steps to ensure that something like this doesn't happen again.

Two of Trump's Russian Federation probe lawyers back out
Last week, President Trump's lead lawyer (John Dowd) for the Russian Federation probe resigned, reportedly, because Trump ignores his advice .

The world's largest social media platform is facing intense criticism in the United States and Europe after it was revealed users' personal data was passed on to Cambridge Analytica, a company that worked for Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

We expect there are others. "And if we find developers that misused personally identifiable information, we will ban them and tell everyone affected by those apps", he said.

"Thank you for believing in this community".

'This is one part of a larger investigation by the ICO into the use of personal data and analytics by political campaigns, parties, social media companies and other commercial actors'. "I promise to do better for you", he wrote. Debra Aho Williamson, the principal analyst at eMarketer, said: "This specific incident is not likely to cause advertisers to leave Facebook, but it will cause them to think twice about how data about Facebook's users is handled".

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