European Union digital chief to meet with Facebook CEO amid privacy scandal

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Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg has announced a crackdown on who buys ads about divisive issues, saying this month that the company would require every such advertiser to confirm their identity and location. He said he'd have to get back to her with an answer.

Facebook said in a statement that the security measures were quite important due to Zuckerberg's position within the company. We must stop being Facebook's product and become Facebook's consumer. Besides politicians, privacy advocates are also disturbed by Zuckerberg's comments.

Facebook said it uses browsing data to create analytics reports about traffic to a site, and that it doesn't use the data to target ads, aside from the ones inviting you to join the social network.

He also told Congress Facebook often finds out about data breaches from the media before they ever detect the breaches themselves and admitted the social media giant collect data on non-Facebook users.

Asked if people could opt out, Facebook added, "There are basic things you can do to limit the use of this information for advertising, like using browser or device settings to delete cookies".

During the 2016 general election, Russian trolls using the Internet, including Facebook and other sites, aimed their fake campaign information at susceptible populations living in politically targeted states. "In fact, most websites and apps send the same information to multiple companies each time you visit them".

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Regulators have won some victories.

According to Facebook, this program will reward those with first-hand knowledge and proof of cases where a Facebook platform app collects and transfers user data to another party to be sold, stolen, or used for scams or political influence. I have been on Facebook only two years and immediately they became not only a commercial pest, such as junk mail and those phone calls, but they also profit from my and probably your name and address.

As users of Facebook, we should be concerned about the status of our privacy.

In the document, Facebook illustrates how it can crunch its user base of over 2 billion people and predicts millions of people who are "at risk" of jumping ship from one brand to a competitor.

"We've got to fix that", said Rep. Luján, referring to a process that forces non Facebook users to sign up for the service if they want to know what personal information the company has obtained.

Gunkel said with the controversy Facebook has been a part of, they are headed toward becoming government-controlled.

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