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Zuckerberg Lied: New Report Suggests Facebook CEO Misled Congress About Data-Sharing

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At least one member of Congress regarded new information about Facebook’s data-sharing partnerships with tech companies as evidence that the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, lied to lawmakers in April about the control users have over their information on the social media platform.

Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) tweeted: “Sure looks like Zuckerberg lied to Congress about whether users have “complete control” over who sees our data on Facebook. This needs to be investigated and the people responsible need to be held accountable.”

The New York Times reported Sunday that Facebook formed deals with at least 60 makers of cell phones and other devices allowing them access to users’ personal information and that of their Facebook friends, without explicit consent.

The deals may have breached Facebook’s compliance with a 2011 agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ordering the company to keep users’ information private.

The companies’ access remained intact even after Facebook realized in 2015 that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had exploited its access to tens of millions of users’ personal information.

Originally via Common Dreams

At least one member of Congress regarded new information about Facebook’s data-sharing partnerships with tech companies as evidence that the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, lied to lawmakers in April about the control users have over their information on the social media platform.

See the original article at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/06/04/sure-looks-zuckerberg-lied-congress-about-user-privacy-new-facebook-data-sharing

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