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Here Comes Facebook's Annual Apps Fest. There's Just One Problem

Here Comes Facebook's Annual Apps Fest. There's Just One Problem

Seper is concerned that Facebook users, seeing his ads and then viewing other users' political posts or ads, might mistakenly assume they're connected.

Shares were up 7.1 per cent after a month-long decline that began with Facebook's disclosure that Cambridge Analytica had harvested the data of tens of millions of Facebook users.

Mr Schroepfer said Facebook had legal certification that the data had been deleted in 2015, but admitted he was disappointed by the way Facebook had handled disinformation campaigns on the platform, notably from Russian Federation.

Facebook has been surrounded in controversy over the way it treats users' data since reports of the scandal first emerged in March. "It is appropriate that Mr Zuckerberg would take the time to come to the European Parliament, given that Facebook has more users in Europe with over 364 million monthly active users here, compared to the United States or Canada which account for a combined total of 239 million." the Ireland South MEP said today (Thursday).

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced Congress for the first time last Tuesday after news broke in mid-March by the New York Times and The Guardian's Observer that Cambridge Analytica, a London-based data-mining firm best known for it's collaboration with the Donald Trump's presidential campaign, lifted data from millions of users on the social networking site without their permission.

"Mr Schroepfer, Mark Zuckerberg's right-hand man whom we were assured could represent his views, today failed to answer many specific and detailed questions about Facebooks business practices", said Damian Collins, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, in a statement after the hearing.

"I think we need to do everything we can to inform the consumer, to police bad behavior, ideally to review the apps before they go on to ensure there's no bad behavior on the platforms".

However, Schroepfer told the parliamentary inquiry into fake news that a Facebook investigation had discovered "billing and administration connections" between the two companies.

In all likelihood, an overwhelming number of people care a Tinder about their private data on a public platform like Facebook being liable to be "nicked".

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Facebook says it will tell people, in a notice at the top of their news feeds starting April 9, if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.

"As Mark Zuckerberg said, he wants to make sure the most senior members of his team answer the Parliament's questions and explain the steps we have taken to protect our users' data further".

Facebook also continues to add users, adding 70 million monthly users during the first three months of 2018.

"I am sorry that journalists feel that we're trying to prevent them from getting the truth out", Schroepfer said. The ongoing process is testing Facebook's developer relationships.

Conservative MP Julian Knight was grilling Facebook's Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer on Thursday over the Cambridge Analytica (CA) breach, when he said this.

"We're going to provide a searchable archive of all of those ads, and show who paid for them", Schroepfer said. Denying analysts' estimates, Facebook announced better than expected results for the first quarter of 2018, with a net profit of $ 5 billion, an increase of 63% over a year ago and a turnover of $ 12 billion, an increase of 49%.

While working for major political campaigns, the firm gathered data to develop a mechanism that would predict and influence the behavior of USA voters.

Schroepfer noted that Facebook had found "almost nothing" spent by Russia's Internet Research Agency on adverts during the 2016 Brexit referendum. Facebook, and their CEO, have said that GDPR is helpful because it will set a global standard.

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