Hearings Show Congress Doesn't Understand Facebook Well Enough To Regulate It

Hearings Show Congress Doesn't Understand Facebook Well Enough To Regulate It

And with the power many of these social media companies hold, they aren't likely to provide you answers.

So Zuckerberg, who owns more than 401.4 million shares in Facebook, got almost $3 billion richer in the past few days.

"I've just seen it over and over again - that we have the hearings, and nothing happens", he said.

Lujan criticised Zuckerberg and his platform for taking information from people who haven't even signed a privacy agreement.

- "What was Facemash and is it still up and running?". He testified that he didn't know the term, but acknowledged the firm did monitor non-users for "security" purposes.

Yet in his testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, he was also steadfast in arguing that Facebook's users themselves are choosing to make their data available, and that the company's "opt-in" provisions offered them sufficient control.

Pence's Office Slips Up on Name of Peru's Current President
Pence can be anticipated to fulfill with the leaders of Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru. It will be the first meeting between the two leaders.

So to avoid getting left out of the next privacy breach, I'm adding a little more Red State to my Facebook data. For those of us who have been paying attention to Facebook and its litany of scandals over the past few months, Zuck's testimony in front of committees from the Senate and a (distinctly more lucid) one from the House told us nothing new.

One surprising admission made by Mr Zuckerberg before these hearings was that despite acknowledging the company made big mistakes, nobody has been fired over the Cambridge Analytica affair.

Admitting "this is an ongoing arms race", Zuckerberg promised that the coming elections in India and Pakistan would be fair, and not subject to Russian-type intervention as in US President Donald Trump's election.

"Yesterday when we talked, I gave the relatively harmless example that I'm communicating with my friends on Facebook and indicate that I love a certain kind of chocolate".

Much of the effort was aimed at denigrating Democrat Hillary Clinton and thereby helping Republican Trump, or simply encouraging divisiveness and undercutting faith in the US system.

"The only way we're going to close this trust gap is through legislation that creates and empowers a sufficiently resourced expert oversight agency, with rulemaking authority to protect the digital privacy and ensure that companies protect our users' data".

Russian Federation claims Syrian chemical attack was 'staged'
USA allies have offered strong words of support for Washington but no clear military plans have yet emerged. The allies reportedly had conclusive evidence that Syria used chemical weapons on its own people.

Senators tried to put him under pressure. He said Facebook had considered the data collection "a closed case" and had not alerted the Federal Trade Commission. He promised to get his team to "flesh out the details".

His remarks came as he opened the second day of a congressional inquisition in the wake of the worst privacy debacle in his company's history.

We can be outraged all we want, but the simple fact is that we've brought this on ourselves, and now the marketplace is exploiting the American tendency to not want to read or be slowed down by the time reading will take.

It seems like everywhere you look there is a button prompting you to "like" or share things on Facebook - indeed, there's one on the page you're reading right now.

Exactly how many fake accounts Facebook has shut down. In contrast to the information that users (more or less) willingly share, the vast majority of users have no idea that such data even exists.

If it's even possible to tot up how many buttons are out there on the web, expect a number in the hundreds of millions - that's hundreds of millions of pages with which Facebook is tracking your activity beyond its own borders.

Syrian police units enter town of Douma
A suspected chemical attack outside the Syrian capital of Damascus reportedly left more than 40 people dead. Damascus , in turn, has denied the accusations of having attacked civilians using chemical weapons in Duma.

Related News:



Most liked

Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth: Jurgen Klopp's men rated and slated
On the plus side, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are both available to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp . Mane is now the highest-scoring Senegalese player in Premier League history with 44 goals .

Big Match Focus: Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City
I also can't resist having a flyer at Tottenham to win 3-2 in the correct score market at anything over [30.0 ]. Tottenham is looking to cement its top-four status, but Manchester City has more at stake.

Former supermodel Janice Dickinson tells trial that Bill Cosby drugged, raped her
Cosby denied Dickinson's accusations through his lawyer, and he's never been charged for any crime based on her allegations. I couldn't get the words out I wanted to say. "He smelled like cigars and espresso and his body odour", Dickinson said.

NBA announcer suspended for 'cotton-picking' comment during basketball game
Mahoney added that he wasn't sure if Davis, who is a full-time employee of the team, would apologize for his comments in a future broadcast.

Gareth Bale could only leave Real Madrid for a 'giant club' - Coleman
Manchester United are among the clubs to have been linked with a move for Bale , who has a contract with Madrid until 2022. Isco branded a journalist "shameful" for his coverage of Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final win over Juventus .

'Mission Accomplished' in Syria, Trump declares after strikes
It was always believed that any US military response was unlikely to include significant numbers of ground forces. She said the air strikes should also act as a warning to Russian Federation .

Commonwealth Games: Wales' Dani Rowe third as Australia win women's road race
Hosking's five Australian teammates plotted the downfall of her rivals as team tactics delivered gold to the 27-year-old. The field was down to just 11 riders contesting the gold medal in the final 3km.

IPL 2018 Match 9 MI vs DD
Roy-Pant were dominating the Mumbai bowlers with Hardik Pandya , Akila Dananjaya and Mayank Markande being hit all over the park. With the Indians continuing to lose wickets after Pollard's dismissal, they ended up finishing on 147/8 off their 20 overs.

Undulating Stock General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
Goldman Sachs initiated Genesee & Wyoming Inc. 11,801,232 shares of the stock were exchanged. (NYSE:CIR) for 23,696 shares. Regent Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 50,819 shares. 37 are owned by Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited.

TPP Back on the Table for the United States
The air campaign could frustrate those in Trump's base who oppose military intervention and are wary of open-ended conflicts. The State Department made clear that the venue for the Trump-Kim meeting has not been set.

FBI raid sought information on taxi owners linked to Trump's lawyer
Federal prosecutors argued the government's "taint team" could make the determination on what items would pass muster. Of Trump, McKay said: "His attorney-client privilege is no greater than any other person who seeks legal advice".

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has left her Soweto home for the last time
While the case forced Madikizela-Mandela to resign her party post, she remained revered among the ANC's rank and file. In 2003, she was on the opposite side of love, when she was convicted of fraud and theft over a bank loan scam.

Kathua rape-murder: Mehbooba Mufti seeks fast track court, sacks accused cops
The rape and killing of the girl, who belonged to the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community, has become a national issue. Chief Minister couldn't take any action against these two ministers for months.

The Overtones singer Timmy Matley has died aged 36
The sad news also comes after Timmy had made a triumphant return to the group, and they were all set to go on tour in the summer. Matley's bandmates tweeted to their fans informing them that their "dear friend and brother Timmy has passed away".

Israel says US-led strikes have enforced Syria red line
There is no doubt in the worldwide community's conscience on this matter. "The Incirlik base was not used in the attack". This is published unedited from the PTI feed .