22 February 2019
Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged data privacy issues on the social networking site and has stated that they will ‘step-up’ to resolve them. The social networking giant had faced a lot of criticism due to the spread of fake news on its site during the US elections. He has vowed to take action and prevent such a data loss again.
Zuckerb has also laid out steps to ensure complete data privacy on the site. The first step is preventing companies like Cambridge Analytica which is a data firm used by the Trump campaign from acquiring personal data. Secondly, Facebook plans to implement new restrictions on the data that apps are allowed to access which Zuckerberg says will be limited to the use of a person's name, profile photo, and email address.
Lastly, Facebook plans to launch a new tool which will make it easier for users to see which apps have access to their data. The tool will also allow users to revoke access to apps they no longer wish to be connected to.
"We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. "I've been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn't happen again. The good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today we have already taken years ago. But we also made mistakes, there's more to do, and we need to step up and do it."
Even if Mr. Zuckerberg promises to do the cleaning act, the damage has already been done.
But still, it's important to cover up things for safer FB future.
The 50 million accounts that had been leaked were only from the US? Or users from other regions are affected too?