Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

New Facebook Data Leak Compromises 3 Million User Accounts

New Facebook Data Leak Compromises 3 Million User Accounts

"While Mr Zuckerberg has no plans to meet with the committee or travel to the UK at the present time we continue to fully recognize the seriousness of these issues", wrote Facebook's head of public policy in the UK, Rebecca Stimson. But the committee believes that these answers do not provide adequate detail and have called on the company for further explanation of certain issues.

Next, trending on Facebook is Facebook's reveal that it's suspended around 200 apps suspected of abusing data.

Facebook has failed to fully answer 39 questions from British lawmakers examining data privacy and fake news, a parliamentary committee said on Tuesday, adding that it would ask the social media giant once again for the missing details.

Responding to the letter received from Facebook UK's head of public policy Rebecca Stimson, Mr Collins said: "It is disappointing that a company with the resources of Facebook chooses not to provide a sufficient level of detail and transparency on various points including on Cambridge Analytica, dark ads, Facebook Connect, the amount spent by Russian Federation on UK ads on the platform, data collection across the web, budgets for investigations, and that shows general discrepancies between Schroepfer and Zuckerberg's respective testimonies".

If Facebook discovers an app has misused data, it will instantly "ban" the app, and then post information on this page to let users know if the banned apps had access to their data. Archibong said that large teams of internal and external experts are working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible.

Facebook already suspended myPersonality from the social networking site last month, saying the application is already under investigation for potentially violating their policies. The man behind the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Alexandr Kogan, was named a collaborator on the myPersonality project until 2014, though "myPersonality" never actually shared any information with Cambridge Analytica.

Responding to Mr Collins's comments, a Facebook spokesman said: "We have provided comprehensive responses to the 39 points that the committee raised following Mike Schroepfer's testimony".

We would like the session here to take place by 24 May... Another case of too little, too late...

"We've received strong feedback from regulators and judicial systems outside of Europe that they want us to be directly responsive to them and not be required to go through Europe on data protection matters", Facebook said.

There were a couple of new insights, such as detail on the extent of Facebook data gathering across the net.

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