Cabaero: Dissecting message of Mark Zuckerberg

How Spanish parties exploit Facebook to capture your vote

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of Congress Tuesday and Wednesday, confirming Facebook user data was collected by a United Kingdom-based analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica. But the bad news is that you can't really do anything about it for the time being, and Facebook doesn't plan to offer non-users access to the information about them that the service collects.

Last week, Congress flooded Mark Zuckerberg with questions. This bit of information was revealed by David Baser, Product Management Director, Facebook.

Many websites and apps use Facebook services to make their content and ads more engaging and relevant. It adds that it believes in everyone deserves good privacy controls and requires websites and apps who use Facebook tools to tell you they're collecting and sharing your information with Facebook and to get your permission to do so.

The company said it's not alone in tracking people around various apps and websites, and named several other internet services that receive information from sites they don't run.

Earlier popular Facebook-owned messaging platform Whatsapp confirmed that all its messages are protected and fully encrypted.

In the past there have often been claims that Facebook is using your smartphone to listen in on your conversations.

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"It's not clear what Facebook is doing with that information", said Chris Calabrese, vice president for policy at the Center for Democracy & Technology, a Washington advocacy group. Facebook does this through a program called DeepFace, which uses data it has gathered about what you look like to match your face to your online profile. To make login processes simpler, some websites allow users to log in to their platform using their Facebook credentials. However the question is, how much would an ad-free Facebook cost users?

The option (which you can find by going to the lock icon in Facebook on your PC, then to Settings, then to Ads) says, 'Your Facebook ad preferences can be used to show you ads on apps and websites off of the Facebook Companies'. But what about the data the social network collects from people who don't even have accounts?

That is one of the reasons why it is hard to truly remove oneself from Facebook.

The recent news of Facebook users' data being compromised and misused by Cambridge Analytica has raised eyebrows.

The company insists that it only provides insights for advertisers based on user metrics, and maintains that Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm based in the United Kingdom that claims to influence elections, took advantage of this system back in 2014.

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