On Tuesday, Facebook announced it had removed hundreds of accounts and pages associated with the Russia-based Internet Research Agency that included fake activist and political posts in the 2016 US election campaign. For more on this read the full USA Today report here.
Among the latest changes: Facebook is restricting access that apps can get about users' events, as well as information about groups such as member lists and content. Now, in a blog post on 4 April, Facebook subtly revealed that 87 million people, mainly in the USA, rather than 50 million people as first thought, were affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and it has examined its "opt-in feature" and is making changes to it. Facebook promised it will delete all logs older than one year. It was quickly discovered that Facebook collected call records and SMS data from Android device users for years.
Finally, starting 9 April, Facebook will roll out a new link at the top of the news feed that will show people what apps they use and the information they have shared with those apps.
"Yes. We're going to tell anyone whose data may have been shared", he replied.
Overall, Facebook says 87 million of its users were affected - with almost 82 per cent of them were believed to be located in the United States. "The 50 million number originally reported was an estimate provided by parties other than Facebook". Take responsibility. Don't feign ignorance.
Zuckerberg's testimony is scheduled for 10 a.m. EST and will touch on the how the company uses and how it protects user data.
The company has seen its business practices heavily scrutinised in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal.
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The company unveiled the revisions Wednesday as it faces one of its worst privacy scandals in history.
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will testify next week before a congressional committee over a political consulting firm's misuse of customer data to interfere in the US presidential election, USA lawmakers said on Wednesday. The previous policy did not mention call logs or text histories.
The social network said the changes are created to better show how it collects and uses data, and are not a request for new rights to data from users on the site.
Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is due to appear before a USA congressional committee on April 11, when he will be questioned on the company's "use and protection of user data".
In an announcement Wednesday, Reps.
Walden, R-Ore., is the House Energy and Commerce committee's chairman.
"This hearing will be an important opportunity to shed light on critical consumer data privacy issues and help all Americans better understand what happens to their personal information online".