Facebook confirms it collects data beyond users

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Second: Facebook is collecting data from lot of places like the apps or websites that lets you log in using your Facebook details.

Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, "severely contradicted critical factual positions" that the company took to win dismissal last May of the $3 billion lawsuit by victims and relatives of American victims of Hamas attacks, according to a filing with the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in NY.

The figure for 2016 was also more than double what was spent on the next highest personal security bill for a CEO in the Fortune 100, according to an analysis by the executive compensation and research firm Equilar (companies have not all filed their figures yet for 2017).

Mark Zuckerberg tried to present lawmakers with the impression that his company had stopped taking data without users' consent. While those types of information are mutable - even Social Security numbers can be changed - biometric data for retinas, fingerprints, hands, face geometry and blood samples are unique identifiers. The countries listed were Philippines, UK, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, India, Brazil, Vietnam and Australia.

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"One of those being that everyone globally on their Facebook page will see an alert leading them to the apps setting where they can review the apps they have allowed to access their data".

The filing also quoted Zuckerberg's testimony that Facebook had a responsibility to ensure that its tools were "used for good", and that "terrorist propaganda" qualified as "clearly bad activity" that should be reduced.

Courts have struggled over what qualifies as an injury to pursue a privacy case in lawsuits accusing Facebook and Google of siphoning users' personal information from emails and monitoring their web-browsing habits.

Businesses can upload their data to Facebook to see if the ads they run on Facebook lead to sales in their stores; they do this via something Facebook calls offline conversions.

The general strategy has been to charge for special features, so users feel like they're getting something extra for their money.

"This kind of data collection is fundamental to how the internet works". "If we confirm data abuse, we will shut down the offending app and take legal action against the company selling or buying the data, if necessary".

US District Judge James Donato's decision to let the lawsuit proceed as a class action is a significant step for users seeking to put Facebook on the hook for fines of $1,000 to $5,000 for each time a person's image is used without permission under a unique IL law. "We will pay the person who reported the issue, and we will also alert those we believe to be affected".

"Just like the bug bounty program, Facebook will reward based on the impact of each report". Dean Heller (R-NV), all Zuckerberg could say was that Facebook tries "to move as quickly as possible".

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