Hi-Tech

Zuckerberg assures Congress that Facebook is not listening to users' conversations

Zuckerberg assures Congress that Facebook is not listening to users' conversations

Jourova said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg should accept the invitation to speak before the European Parliament. These accounts are used to post more personal or private images and information users aren't comfortable sharing on their original accounts.

"Lay people generally talk about who owns the data and that doesn't exactly line up with how the law works", Fraser said. "We built this service to do that".

In a certain exchange between Senator Lindsey Graham and Zuckerberg, Graham asked if the CEO felt that Facebook has become a monopoly.

Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, there's been renewed attention to online privacy settings. Zuckerberg confirmed that his company was cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 US Presidential election.

But the company has not clarified its privacy policy yet. "I started Facebook, I run it, and I'm responsible for what happens here".

In contrast to the relatively gentle first Senate hearing on Tuesday, House lawmakers were more pointed with their questions on Wednesday, with several of them interrupting Zuckerberg when they felt he was giving evasive answers. Some of the House members curtly cut him off in questioning, trying to make the most of their four minutes each.

"This was a breach of trust, and I'm sorry we didn't do more at the time", Zuckerberg said, reiterating an apology first made last week in U.S. television interviews.

You can find out if you were one of the people who had their data taken, by clicking here.

About a year ago, a new usage of the photo-sharing platform Instagram was introduced. "Although they might be making some changes today in response to public and regulatory pressure, this needs to be seen as an outcome of very permissive attitudes towards those companies".




Wrapping up his four minutes, Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., commended the platform, saying "it's wonderful for us seniors to connect with our relatives".

On regulation, Zuckerberg said he was open to it.

"As long as there are people sitting in Russian Federation whose job it is to try and interfere with elections around the world, this is going to be an ongoing conflict", the 33-year-old billionaire said as he was prepared to testify again, this time before a House panel.

Facebook Chief Executive apologised to Britons on Sunday over a "breach of trust", taking out full page advertisements in British newspapers after a political consultancy got its hands on data on 50 million users.

Zuckerberg told Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) that there would always be a free version of Facebook, but that a paid option might be a possibility later. Facebook has since been under pressure to increase transparency around the treatment of users' data. Cambridge Analytica then obtained the data and was said to have used it to try to influence elections around the world. "You didn't know how many other firms have been sold data by Dr. Kogan other than Cambridge Analytica and Eunoia Technologies, even though you were asked that question yesterday - and yes, we were all paying attention yesterday".

The company does this by using different techniques integrated into pages around the web.

That may be enough to satisfy lawmakers for now.

"We do need to know whether there was something bad going on at Cambridge University overall that will require a stronger action from us", he said.


  • Quarterly Gainer: Intel Corporation (INTC) stock performed 17.15%

    Quarterly Gainer: Intel Corporation (INTC) stock performed 17.15%

    This is something that Investors should look for in all the stocks they are trading and is an important indicator to keep tabs on. The company has a market cap of $239,061.98, a PE ratio of 15.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 0.95.
    Seattle Seahawks sign kicker Sebastian Janikowski to 1-year deal

    Seattle Seahawks sign kicker Sebastian Janikowski to 1-year deal

    Seattle signed former Jaguar Jason Myers earlier this offseason, so Janikowski will have competition to make the roster. Janikowski will be reunited with special teams coach Brian Schneider, who he worked with in Oakland in 2007 and 2008.
    CT  teacher Ryan Fish arrested for overseeing a 'student fight club'

    CT teacher Ryan Fish arrested for overseeing a 'student fight club'

    In one of the videos showing the incidents, Fish can be seen positioning himself in front of the doorway leading to the hallway. Juhola said school officials never contacted police and only acknowledged the incident during the police investigation.
  • Clubs vote against use of VAR in the 2018/19 season

    Clubs vote against use of VAR in the 2018/19 season

    BC-SOC-Premier League-Video Review, 103Video replays won't be used in Premier League next seasonEds: APNewsNow. The new technology, which is already being used in English cup matches, has been an obvious positive.
    Criminals can claim 'right to be forgotten' following landmark Google case

    Criminals can claim 'right to be forgotten' following landmark Google case

    In the past, Google has said user privacy is worth just $25 and that Gmail users don't have legitimate privacy concerns. He spent six months in jail but his crime will now be omitted from Google's search engine.
    NFL Cheerleader Sues Miami Dolphins for Religious Discrimination

    NFL Cheerleader Sues Miami Dolphins for Religious Discrimination

    Ware claims the team's media staff would not share her posts that mentioned God or other religious sentiments. The intimidation needs to end".
  • Lost In Space — New To Netflix

    Lost In Space — New To Netflix

    It improved, as 53 investors sold NFLX shares while 244 reduced holdings. 281 rose stakes while 107 funds bought stakes. It has outperformed by 0.59% the S&P500. ( NFLX ) by 9.93% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.
    Ryan to Retire From Congress

    Ryan to Retire From Congress

    And now, Ryan's departure marks the final defeat of Jack Kemp conservatism at the hands of Donald Trump nationalism. Democrats began to evoke Ryan in campaign spots, seeing him as an easier target than Trump in some districts.
    Russian Federation  monitored poisoned spy's daughter's emails for years, British intelligence says

    Russian Federation monitored poisoned spy's daughter's emails for years, British intelligence says

    Before the exchange, he had been serving a 13-year prison term for leaking information to the British intelligence. Yulia was discharged from Salisbury District Hospital this week while her father remains in the hospital.
  • Volkswagen New Boss Is Herbert Diess

    Volkswagen New Boss Is Herbert Diess

    Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, Volkswagen's long-time head of purchasing, will leave the company. Also, the CEO of Porsche, Oliver Blume , will join the fundamental VW board.

    Hot Stocks Report: Time Warner Inc. (TWX), Innoviva, Inc. (INVA)

    Looking backwards over the past quarter, these shares have gained 4.32%. 50,129 were reported by Northstar Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc. Jefferies Group Inc Limited Liability Company stated it has 2.51 million shares or 1.08% of all its holdings. (NASDAQ:TSLA).
    Nikki Haley accuses Russian Federation  of allowing chemical weapons use in Syria

    Nikki Haley accuses Russian Federation of allowing chemical weapons use in Syria

    Both the Syrian government and the Kremlin, which backs Assad, have denied such a chemical attack took place. As the worldwide community waits to see if there will be a military response, U.N.