Facebook adding unsend message tool after CEO caught unsending

Facebook adding unsend message tool after CEO caught unsending

"Could you come up with a tool that said, "I do not want Facebook to use my personal profile data to target me for advertising.'?"

And that's a lot of apologies from the company lately; however, the company already offers similar deleting messages option via the secret conversations feature on Messenger. "AggregateIQ works in full compliance within all legal and regulatory requirements in all jurisdictions where it operates".

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before a congressional committee about the privacy scandal that has rocked the social media company.

Indonesia says Facebook is being investigated over the privacy breach of its Indonesian users.

According to Facebook, they are telling news websites that they are planning to launch an "unsend" feature, one which will be available not just to Zuckerberg but also to all other Facebook users.

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Facebook doesn't have a feature that allows users to unsend messages, but for some reason CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been allowed to permanently delete messages in secret. When that timer expires, the messages are removed from the sender's and receiver's inboxes. According to Quartz, Facebook had announced requirements for purchasing electoral ads back in October but is now expanding them to "issue" ads, which are largely what Russians were running on US Facebook ahead of the 2016 presidential election. "'We did a bad job of explaining what the new features were and an even worse job of giving you control of them'". This may take some time.

London-based Cambridge Analytica, which has counted U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign among its clients, said on Wednesday on Twitter that it had received no more than 30 million records from a researcher it hired to collect data about people on Facebook.

As to why Facebook "took so long" to address the Cambridge Analytica data breach, which was first reported in 2015, Sandberg told NBC "we thought that the data had been deleted".

The news comes as Facebook grapples with the revelation that some 87m users may have had their personal data harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting group that worked on the 2016 United States election and Britain's European Union referendum vote.

Moreover, the feature doesn't really justify how Facebook message service works. The personality quiz application, called "thisismydigitallife", was downloaded by 335 users in India on Facebook and an additional 562,120 people were potentially affected. The company makes nearly all of its revenue and profit from ads, in large part because of the strategies implemented under Sandberg, especially as Facebook moved to mobile.

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