Facebook Spent Nearly $9 Million on Jets, Private Security for Zuckerberg

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Facebook and Britain's Information Commissioner's Office is still investigating the Cambridge Analytica brief.

Lujan: Do you know how many points of data Facebook has on the average non-Facebook user?

Ironically, one of the ways the world has learned of the way Facebook collects and analyses non-members was through data breaches such as the one that hit the company in 2013.

If you haven't seen the prompt in your News Feed, you can check if your Facebook data was shared with Cambridge Analytica by logging into the network and visiting this help page.

The company's data collection practices are a huge focus of the current debate-and the scandal that led to Zuckerberg's appearance in Congress.

And Mark Zuckerberg added: "A number of people suggest that we should offer a version where people cannot have ads if they pay a monthly subscription, and certainly we consider ideas like that".

"We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it's financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them". Responding to a question, he told lawmakers that he meant to initiate legal action against the firm accused of stealing personal data and using it for political purposes in the 2016 US Presidential elections. Harvesting the data and using it to target adsmore effectively than its competitors can is how Facebook makes the bulk of its money.

"We heard feedback from thousands of parents and they want control over their communication with kids", Zuckerberg said.

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But clearly, their technical expertise leaves much to be desired, that we can't take their digital literacy for granted (that's why they have advisors who, one would hope, know a bit more).

Everson's comments reiterate similar comments Zuckerberg made during his testimonies in which he said that Facebook hasn't noticed a significant drop in Facebook users nor a decline in current user activity on the social network.

When Blackburn asked him if Facebook was manipulating algorithms to prioritize or censor speech, Zuckerberg answered that there are types of speech - like terrorism - that Facebook is "very proud" to have removed from its site.

"Right there. Not buried in the settings somewhere but right there".

Hopefully Zuckerberg can put his hoodie back on, rebuild Facebook's image and get back to the good old days of virtual puppies and killer flair.

"Yesterday when we talked, I gave the relatively harmless example that I'm communicating with my friends on Facebook and indicate that I love a certain kind of chocolate".

Sen. Gary Peters, (D) MI prefaced his question by saying it's a conspiracy he hears all the time, then he asked "For the record just to be clear, because I hear it all the time including from people on my staff; Yes or No, does Facebook use audio obtained from mobile devices to enrich personal information from its users?"

But Jim Steyer, president of San Francisco-based Common Sense Media, which is part of the alliance of children's advocacy groups that in January asked Facebook to pull the plug on Messenger Kids, has his doubts.

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