Вторник, 24 Апреля, 2018

Facebook's Sandberg says other cases of data misuse possible

Facebook users may have to pay to opt out of their data being used for targeted ads Sheryl Sandberg Sheryl Sandberg | Ruben Sprich Facebook
Adrian Cunningham | 08 Апреля, 2018, 01:40

But when the company discovered the problem, execs relied on CA's assurances that they had deleted the data.

She said the company should have come clean sooner and admitted that data may have been breached instead of waiting two years, but she rejected the idea that Facebook officials were trying to hide what happened, the NBC report said.

"We're going after fake accounts", she told the "Today Show".

Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said the company is doing audits, but warned it could find more data breaches.

Sandberg further said Facebook does not give away its users' information, evn though the company's service depends on the users' data.

Recently, it came to light that Cambridge Analytica illegally used personal information from over 50 million Facebook users to target American voters with personalized political ads during the 2016 election.

When asked at the start of the interview how seriously she would rate the breach of its users trust, Sandberg said: 'We put it at the top of any scale because we take any breach of trust with users that seriously.

"We thought it had been deleted because they gave us assurances, and it wasn't until other people told us it wasn't true but. we had legal assurances from them that they deleted".

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"We did not think enough about the abuse cases and now we're taking really firm steps across the board". It says it didn't have access to Facebook data from Cambridge Analytica.

Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are almost-notorious for never showing their faces when something goes wrong at Facebook.

She replied: 'I think these are hard questions and they are the right questions.

"There are operational things that we need to change in this company and we are changing them".

"We really believed in social experiences, we really believed in protecting privacy, but we were way too idealistic", she said.

She admitted that Facebook "should have" notified users of the breach.

A top-level Facebook executive suggested users who want to protect their data would have to pay for the privilege.

"That was something we should have caught, we should have known about", she told NPR.

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