Apr 13 2018
Zuckerberg is one of the up to 87 million Facebook users whose data was leaked to Cambridge Analytica for use in swaying voter sentiment during the us presidential election, the tech executive revealed Wednesday during his second day of congressional testimony. He started his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about an hour ago, and this hearing is supposed to last most of the day.
But the Facebook chief didn't budge, stating that it's a "complex issue that deserves more than a one-word answer".
"There will always be a version of Facebook that is free", Zuckerberg told the hearing. And the tech illiteracy of numerous senators hampered the efficacy of much of the questioning, with Zuckerberg at times having to explain basic features of the social network.
Facebook said it learned of Cambridge Analytica's violation in 2015, and was told by the firm that the data was deleted.
Already, lawmakers there have said the Facebook leader must provide greater clarity as to exactly how Cambridge Analytica obtained data on 87 million users in the first place.
Facing his second day of questioning from members of Congress on Wednesday, Zuckerberg was answering a question from Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat from California.
The data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica by an academic who gathered data on users and their friends through a questionnaire app on Facebook. He also said at least one Facebook employee had been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office as part of its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Almost 260 dead in military plane crash in Algeria
Algeria's defense ministry was quoted by state TV as saying that 247 passengers and 10 flight crew were among those killed. Most merchants near the airbase remained closed for business in a mark of respect for the dead and their families.
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Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 will release on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One July 24 digitally for $19.99 each. With additional leaderboard support, you'll be able to compare your best time and see how you stack up!
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Ms Daniels claims she had a sexual encounter with the president in 2006 and was paid as part of a nondisclosure agreement she is seeking to invalidate.
"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".
Zuckerberg repeated an apology offered in the previous hearing that Facebook made a "big mistake" by not taking "a broad enough view" of its responsibility.
CA has been accused of mining personal information of millions of Facebook users illegitimately to help political campaigns and influence polls in several countries.
Zuckerberg later said such regulation is inevitable.
"We'll also update our data policy to better spell out what data we collect and how we use it".
The tech mogul's own personal data was stolen during the incident, he said on Wednesday.
Back in the United Kingdom, the secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport Matt Hancock today met with senior Facebook executives to discuss "data issues".
Apr 13 2018
Saudi Aramco picks up 50% stake in Maharashtra refinery
However, B Ashok, the CEO of RRPL, reportedly claimed that the project is well on its course and is expected to be ready by 2025. The new facility will be integrated with an existing oil refinery-itself a joint venture between Aramco and Total.
Apr 12 2018
Florida Gov. Rick Scott Announces Senate Run
Before the killings of 17 people at a Florida high school in February, Scott had an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. Earlier this year, Scott's closeness to the president yielded for his state an exemption from plans to expand offshore drilling.
Apr 12 2018
Uber launches new revamped Uber Driver app in India
Today, Getaround, announced the upcoming launch of Uber Rent powered by Getaround, a carsharing option within the Uber App. Getaround operates in 10 USA cities, including San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, and Los Angeles.
Apr 12 2018
Alleged Toronto serial killer now charged with seven counts of first-degree murder
The 66-year-old landscaper appeared by video in a Toronto courtroom this morning, where the new charge was announced. Investigators believe McArthur met his modern-day victims in Toronto's Gay Village neighborhood through dating apps.
Apr 10 2018
Alleged Chemical Attack 'will Be Met Forcefully'
He also told the Security Council that Russian Federation had warned of "grave repercussions", if Syria was attacked. At the same time he wants to make sure Assad is deterred from chemical weapons attacks on innocent civilians.
Apr 09 2018
Cricket memorabilia sells for thousands at auction
A range of Australian artwork also attracted high price tags, with various paintings selling for between $70,000 and $360,000. The pair sold for 10,000 Australian dollars, while Sotheby's had anticipated between 10,000 and 15,000 Australian dollars.
Apr 09 2018
Trump says Amazon to get a 'serious look'
The stock dispatched 20.56% performance during the quarter and performance arrived at 51.68% over the last six months. They have fallen as much as 10% in recent weeks as the president has stepped up his attacks on the e-commerce giant.
Apr 08 2018
CBSE leak: Three including teacher arrested from Himachal Pradesh
Two accused Rishabh, 29, and Rohit, 26, taught mathematics and physics respectively at Mother Khazani Convent School at Bawana. Delhi Police formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of its Crime Branch to investigate the leak of papers.
Apr 07 2018
MTV reboots 'Jersey Shore' with most of the original cast
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is officially a dad. "I have a lot of younger sisters, and I feel like this girl is going to make me softer". A day before their bundle of joy's arrival, Jen documented her trip to the hospital on Instagram Stories .
Apr 05 2018
Black Caps cling on for thrilling draw with England in second test
But Sodhi was determined on not giving up and he got an able partner in Neil Wagner who just blocked and blocked and blocked. Time ran out in the contest and New Zealand wrapped up what was only their fourth series win against England in 36 attempts.
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