Facebook reluctant to release data to Swiss authorities


The recent most Facebook scandal involves a quiz app snooping personal data of over 80 million FB users without their consent.

The physical presence (in Zurich) of Internet giants such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft means that they are already adequately taxed here, Maurer said. While Facebook might not be explicitly interested in specific user data, like pictures of cats and profile pictures or other such readily available information, it is definitely interested in user data or metadata. Thanks to the shadow profile, he has a ready-made connection to Ashley in Facebook's "People You May Know" feature.

Summers, director of innovation, entrepreneurship and engagement at the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies.

As Reuters notes, Facebook is also using Cookies to track the activities of users on the internet, even those who don't have accounts on the social media. Although it's no longer the peak social hub that it used to be, people use the site to tag their friends in memes or amusing posts, and to share photos. Ever since the scandal came to light in February, Facebook has been having a tough time dealing with accusations that the company was responsible for the leak of personal data of millions of users.

What's more is that 15% are giving up on the platform altogether citing that there's nothing Facebook can do to regain back their trust. This carries Facebook away from the status of being a neutral public forum, and towards that of being a publisher, legally liable for all content posted on the platform. The company's founder has stated to media that it can not promise "GDPR-style privacy protection" for US users. "If I had to give up all social media and keep only one, it would be Facebook".

"Because of the high visibility of our company, our compensation & governance committee has authorized an "overall security program" for Mr. Zuckerberg to address safety concerns due to specific threats to his safety arising directly as a result of his position as our founder, Chairman, and CEO", the SEC report reads. But Chang believes that the roots of the boycott are misguided, as the process of a ban is unproductive. Many people, young and old, are inspired by what he's accomplished.

In connection with this partnership, three lead trainers from WDL were invited by Facebook to their Singapore office where they got the chance to meet the Facebook's Asia-Pacific Head of SMB Community Engagement Beth Ann Lim and Head of Economic Growth Initiatives, Clair Deevy.

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"[We need to monitor what Filipinos are posting]", Cabanlong said.

"Their reasons are well-founded, but I don't have much confidence in the movement", Wen said. Dean Heller (R-NV), all Zuckerberg could say was that Facebook tries "to move as quickly as possible".

Ultimately, however, it is incumbent upon social media users to take some basic precautions to protect themselves and take personal cybersecurity more seriously. And Facebook's plan - notifying users whose data were shared and teaching others how to "secure their account and data" - is like shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted. Every action on Facebook is logged and recorded.

"Social media is eroding democracy", Summers said.

Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, said that all affected users would receive a message through their news feeds letting them know about the use of their data.

"I don't think people really understand what happened", he said.