Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Lexar Jumpdrive Fingerprint F35 Uses Fingerprint Authentication
Arm Announced Arm Neoverse Cloud to Edge Infrastructure and Roadmap
CORSAIR Launches Force Series MP510 M.2 PCIe NMVe SSD
Google Makes to Charge Smartphone Makers in Europe For Google Play Apps
Huawei Introduces Mate 20 Series of Smartphones, Plus the Watch GT
Elon Musk Says New Autopilot Chip Coming In Six Months
New Kindle Paperwhite is Thinner, Lighter, and Waterproof
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Cards Released
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Faceboo...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Saturday, April 07, 2018
Facebook Suspends Canadian firm AggregateIQ


Facebook also said on Friday that it had suspended Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ from its platform after reports that the data firm may have improperly had access to the personal data of Facebook users.

Facebook is under intense pressure after the data of millions of its users ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. Christopher Wylie, a whistleblower who once worked at Cambridge Analytica, has said that it worked with Canadian company AggregateIQ.

"In light of recent reports that AggregateIQ may be affiliated with SCL and may, as a result, have improperly received FB user data, we have added them to the list of entities we have suspended from our platform while we investigate," Facebook said in a statement.

"Our internal review continues, and we will cooperate fully with any investigations by regulatory authorities."

The Canadian federal agency charged with protecting privacy rights of individuals said on Thursday that the agency, along with its counterpart in British Columbia, would jointly investigate Facebook and AggregateIQ over the ongoing data scandal.

British Columbia's privacy commissioner was separately investigating AggregateIQ over whether the Victoria-based company had broken provincial personal privacy rules for its role in the Brexit campaign.

Facebook Canada said on Wednesday that more than 600,000 Canadians had their data "improperly shared" with Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook said on Wednesday that the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the United States, may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million.

Limits Set on 'issue ads'

Facebook also backed for the first time on Friday proposed legislation requiring social media sites to disclose the identities of buyers of online political campaign ads and introduced a new verification process for people buying "issue" ads, which have been used to sow discord online.

The change in stance, announced in a Facebook post by Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, comes a few days before he is scheduled to answer questions in congressional hearings about how the company handles its users? data.

The steps are designed to deter the kind of election meddling and online information warfare that U.S. authorities have accused Russia of pursuing, Zuckerberg said. Moscow has denied the allegations.

"Election interference is a problem that's bigger than any one platform, and that's why we support the Honest Ads Act," Zuckerberg wrote in his post.

Zuckerberg said that he also wanted to shed more light on "issue ads," or ads that discuss a political subject such as gun laws or racism but do not directly relate to an election or a candidacy, and would require every such advertiser to confirm their identity and location.

"Any advertiser who doesn't pass will be prohibited from running political or issue ads," Zuckerberg wrote.

Facebook had previously stopped short of backing the legislation, saying it wanted to work with lawmakers further and announcing attempts at self-regulation.

Under the Honest Ads Act, digital platforms with at least 50 million monthly views would need to maintain a public file of all electioneering communications purchased by anyone spending more than $500.

The legislation would also require online platforms to make "all reasonable efforts" to ensure that foreign nationals and entities are not buying political ads to influence the U.S. electorate.

Facebook will also require verification of people who manage Facebook pages with large followings, Zuckerberg wrote.


Previous
Next
Zuckerberg Takes Responsibility for Facebook's Problems        All News        Samsung Reports Profit on High Memory Sales
Zuckerberg Takes Responsibility for Facebook's Problems     General Computing News      Samsung Reports Profit on High Memory Sales

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Facebook Bans Misinformation on Voting Methods on Its Sites
Online Political Ads Transparency Project Tackles Archives Built by Social Media Companies
Hackers Stole Phone Number and Email Details of 29 Million Facebook Users
Facebook Removes More than 800 Spam Accounts, Pages
WhatsApp Fixed Video Call Security Bug
Facebook Introduces the Portal Smart Speaker for Messenger Video Calls
Facebook Adds New AI Features to Marketplace
Facebook Says Hackers Did not access Other Sites
Facebook Adds New Tools to Protect People from Bullying and Harassment
Facebook Hacked, Security Breach Affected 50 million Users
Facebook is Handing Your Phone Numbers to Advertisers
Airbnb to Comply with European Commission Demands, Facebook and Twitter Need to Do More

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .