Thursday, March 22, 2018

Where's Mark: Facebook Founder Breaks Silence Following Data Sharing Fiasco

Where's Mark: Facebook Founder Breaks Silence Following Data Sharing Fiasco When your company loses close to $40 billion in the worst day of trading since September of 2012, you’re going to be asked to make a statement. That company is Facebook, who was been at the center of controversy after it was revealed they gave a researcher data based on an app that was then given to the firm Cambridge Analytical create voter profiles for the Donald Trump campaign.

This data was obtained and shared without the consent of the users. Many have wondered what Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg thinks about this fiasco, and what measures he plans to execute to prevent such incidents from happening again (via The Guardian):

The embattled social media company announced on Monday that it will engage a digital forensics firm to conduct an audit of Cambridge Analytica to determine whether or not the firm still has copies of the data in question.

The Observer reported this weekend that a company called Global Science Research (GSR) harvested tens of millions of Facebook profiles and sold the data to Cambridge Analytica. The New York Times reported on Saturday that Cambridge Analytica still possesses “most or all” of the harvested data. Cambridge Analytica has denied knowing that the data was obtained improperly.

Read entire article here: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/03/21/zuckerberg-n2463348?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

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