Facebook details what it does with data collected from users

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Even before the Cambridge Analytica breach turned Facebook into the poster child for growing concerns around user privacy, its photo-scanning technology may have violated state laws by gathering and storing biometric data about people on Facebook without their consent.

Facebook shares closed 0.19% higher at $164.83, Monday. In its proxy, Facebook says it does "not consider Mr. Zuckerberg's overall security to be a perquisite for his benefit", but now discloses the costs as "all other" compensation in the company's proxy.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg vowed to revamp Facebook and had said the company would ensure that its platform is not misused to influence elections in India and elsewhere.

Social media data collection will likely face stricter regulation, but if the information these services collect is severely curtailed, targeted advertising will become ineffective and Facebook and others could disappear.

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As for tracking non-users in the name of security, Baser gave more examples for why the company does this than its CEO did during last week's testimony: to help identify bots or "bad actors", and to make sure login attempts are genuine. Facebook, which pushed for the cases to be considered individually instead of as a class-action lawsuit, is reviewing the ruling. We don't sell people's data. This possibility was not lost on Donato, who stated in his ruling that damages could "amount to billions of dollars". "We can also use the fact that they visited a site or app to show them an ad from that business - or a similar one - back on Facebook". He said, "In general we collect data on people who are not signed up for Facebook for security purposes".

Joining Facebook is, obviously, much easier than arranging a skydiving trip.

Many people don't realize that your Apps settings on Facebook can also affect your level of privacy.

A Washington Post article published in August 2016 discussed at least ninety-eight personal data points that Facebook uses to target ads to users.

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These leaks confirmed the many fears most of us have on what Facebook actually does with the data it collects from users. Evidence suggested that Russians had purchased Facebook ads that were directed at US voters. And now, Facebook has come out with a detailed response to relevant questions about the information the company receives from other websites and apps, how Facebook uses that data, and the options users have. This law is designed make tech companies like Google and Facebook comply with rules regarding the protection of their customers' data.

If you want to strap a parachute to your body and throw yourself out of a plane, you have to do some paperwork first.

- Use the Facebook privacy settings!

The Federal Trade Commission and British regulators are justifiably investigating Facebook's data gathering and sharing activities, but 37 states' attorneys general, who no doubt are prowling for votes and prospecting for another big tort settlement, have jumped into what should be a federal and global regulatory issue.

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