Zuck-ups: 5 Times Zuckerberg Let Uncomfortable Truths About Facebook Slip Out

Zuck-ups: 5 Times Zuckerberg Let Uncomfortable Truths About Facebook Slip Out

After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of the US Congress last week, the company on Tuesday tried to clarify on questions how it collects data when people are not directly using the website or app.

"If you register or login to the App using your Facebook account, you are authorizing us to access certain Facebook account information", the TOS reads, "including information you make available via Facebook, your friends list, relationship status, current location and those friends you have in common with other Bumblers".

When a user visits a website, the web browser has to share some amount of user data with them such as IP address so it knows where to send the data and the OS (operating system) it is running on as the layout and content varies from one OS to another.

"We also use the information we receive from websites and apps to help protect the security of Facebook".

There are, however, other companies too that offer these types of services and get information from the apps and sites that use them. Suppose, for example, if Facebook didn't collect your location then it would display the content in some random language, say Serbian or any Nordic language which you might not know.

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

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In return for that information, Facebook helps those websites serve up relevant ads or receive analytics that help them understand how people use their services.

The figure for 2016 was also more than double what was spent on the next highest personal security bill for a CEO in the Fortune 100, according to an analysis by the executive compensation and research firm Equilar (companies have not all filed their figures yet for 2017). This didn't sit well with the lawmakers in Congress, who might draft regulations to be applied against the social media app and others of its ilk.

Baser said ad preferences can also be set to prevent specific advertisers from showing ads on Facebook. That game you play or app you use also contains a lot of personal information.

Facebook users sued in 2015, alleging violations of an IL state law about the privacy of biometric information. According to Baser, they are: "Providing our services to these sites or apps; improving safety and security on Facebook; and enhancing our own products and services". Baser said this data collection process is the same for any website or app, including YouTube, Google or Twitter, not just Facebook.

Asked if people could opt out, Facebook added, "There are basic things you can do to limit the use of this information for advertising, like using browser or device settings to delete cookies".

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