Zuckerberg gets out of his silence in the leak of Facebook data[/rtl]
[rtl]Date of release: 2018/3/22 9:21 • 21 times read[/rtl]
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has voiced his silence for the first time since the outbreak of the Cambridge exploitation scandal. He admitted that the social networking site made mistakes that opened the way for this, while the scope of the scandal is widening and its interactions continue internationally.
Zuckerberg said that Facebook will make radical changes to prevent these errors from repeating again, stressing that "the site bears the responsibility to protect users, and in the event of failure to do so does not deserve to provide service to them."
In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg outlined plans to audit suspicious applications, reduce developers' access to data, and provide a tool for users to see which applications could access their data and easily revoke permission.
"It was a betrayal of confidence between Cambridge University professors Alexander Kogan, Cambridge, Analtica and Facebook, but it was also a betrayal of trust between Facebook and people who share their data and expect us to protect it," he said.
Zuckerberg will hold an "ordinary meeting" with the company's employees on Friday, which is expected to be overshadowed by the scandal of using user data by Cambridge Analystka to sway Donald Trump in the US presidential election in 2016.
While the US company Facebook and Cambridge company Analystka charges in the case , Said Kogan - who invented an application that is the focus of this scandal - that the two companies are trying to offer as scapegoats.
Cambridge said Analtica reassured him that what he was doing was "completely legal and within the terms of service" of Facebook, but acknowledged that he did not ask enough questions.
These developments come as the scandal of "Cambridge-Analtica-Facebook" expands and continues its international interactions. Independent, government and parliamentary bodies have opened investigations into the exploitation of millions of Facebook users.
In the meantime, British Prime Minister Teresa Mai supported an investigation into the case and said in response to a question in the House of Commons on Wednesday that her government had not signed any contract "to its knowledge" with Cambridge Analystka or parent marketing company followed by "Strategic Communications Laboratories" .
Mai called the suspicions "very worrying" and called on her to cooperate with the investigation, which was opened by the Office of the Information Commissioner of Britain, an independent body charged with protecting personal data.
Information Commissioner Elisabeth Dinam is seeking a warrant for the inspection of Cambridge Analtica's servers and servers.
The British Times reported that Cambridge Analtica is close to the ruling Conservative Party in Britain.
The firm has offices in Washington, New York and London, and its founders include Steve Bannon, former adviser to Donald Trump.
British lawmakers called on the president of Facebook to explain the situation and gave him until Monday to respond. He was also invited to speak before the European Parliament, which said it would investigate what it called an "unacceptable violation of the right to privacy."
In the United States, the US Trade Regulatory Commission has requested an investigation into New York and Massachusetts.
Facebook has accused Facebook University professor Alexander Kogan of violating the site's policies by developing an application he called "your digital life" that he thinks has collected information about 50 million users, allegedly using it to survey human behavior through social media.
Facebook said the data collected from the users had been sold to a third party, while Kogan said his program provided Cambridge with information about some 30 million US voters and was probably misused for President Donald Trump's campaign.
The scandal hit Facebook shares on the New York Stock Exchange and wiped out billions of dollars of market value.
The developments come a day after Cambridge announced that it had suspended its chief executive, Alexander Knicks, from working after the British Channel 4 broadcast footage of an investigation showing Knicks talking to a client who thought he was a client - an undercover journalist - about the company's tactics of seducing politicians with women and money. To expose them, as he said he met Trump "many times" and contributed to winning the election.
"There is no written effect, nothing," Knicks adds in the video, stressing that there is no fear that American lawmakers will expose his secrets. "They are politicians, not technicians, they do not understand how it works."
On the other hand, the Indian Information Minister contacted the head of Facebook company, and told him that if any data were stolen from Indian citizens via Facebook systems, his country, which has the largest number of users of the site, will not take it lightly and will take strong action if necessary.
This came on the back of charges of the ruling party in India to involve Cambridge Analtica to manage his campaigns.
In Germany, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier criticized the strong influence of social networks, saying it made it possible to disseminate false information and conspiracy theories very quickly and profusely.