Facebook loses its users trust

Facebook logs texts and calls, users find as they delete accounts

Facebook's reputation has taken a massive hit in the past week, after the revelation that it allowed Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy working for the Donald Trump campaign, to wrongfully harvest the profiles of 50 million Facebook users without their permission to identify and target potential voters during the 2016 USA election. "If you chose to turn this feature on, we will begin to continuously log this information", notes Facebook.

There have been allegations that the information was used to help Donald Trump win the 2016 U.S. election.

Users who logged in to Facebook to delete their profiles after the privacy scandal discovered that Facebook stores data and complete logs of all incoming and outgoing calls from a users phone as well as store data of all SMS messages, according to a report in The Guardian. "This is not the case", Facebook's statement said.

Although helpful, Facebook's fact check page doesn't answer all the of questions being asked and therefore this fresh controversy won't disappear until they do.

Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Centre, believes Facebook was in violation of the 2011 settlement in letting Cambridge Analytica harvest data on friends of Facebook users. Rosenberg, an Android user, also downloaded his Facebook data but found no record of his calls.

At about the same time House leaders were "inviting" the Facebook CEO to appear before the House Energy & Commerce Committee in the near future, their counterparts on the Senate Commerce Committee were doing the same. "Facebook also had about two years' worth of phone call metadata from his Android phone, including names, phone numbers, and the length of each call made or received".

Motion reveals Pulse gunman's father was FBI informant
He used to host a political talk show on Afghan-Pakistan issues, where he railed against Pakistan, Reuters reports . Defense attorneys argued the late revelation is unconstitutional, citing the 1963 Supreme Court case Brady v.

OnePlus 6: Price, specifications, release date and everything you need to know
Well, this aspect ratio of 19:9 adds fuel to the rumors regarding the presence of a notch on this 2018 OnePlus flagship. A previous report had claimed the presence of an under display fingerprint sensor, but that seems highly unlikely now.

Sacramento shooting: How police opened fire on unarmed black man with cellphone
The New York Times reported that the officers involved in Clark's death are on paid leave until the investigation is complete. Protests continued in Sacramento , Calif., on Friday following Sunday's fatal police shooting of 22-year-old Stephon Clark .

The social networking firm's privacy practices have come under fire after revelations that Cambridge Analytica obtained data on Facebook users, including information on friends of people who had downloaded a psychological quiz app, even though those friends had not given explicit consent on sharing. If you look at the terms and conditions of use, users of Facebook have given up a lot of their rights, privacy included.

Here is some of the lesser known information Facebook gathers about its users.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Articles in the London Observer and New York Times reporting Facebook's handling of personal data have done little to instill confidence that Zuckerberg's company is on top of the matter. "We're taking a break from Facebook", the company which runs the Firefox web browser said in a statement last week. If the app hasn't been used for three months, Facebook will cut off the app's access to an account holder's data.

The process is also common across many social media and other apps, usually occurring shortly after first joining a service.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will 'put their stamp' on wedding day
Mar 27, 2018 - 02:17
Ms Dooley insisted she was close to Meghan's father and grandfather but admitted they were "somewhat on the fringes". The 36-year-old actress is not only turning to her future sister-in-law for advice but also takes her as a friend.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bubba Watson Cruises to Match Play Title in Texas
Mar 27, 2018 - 01:20
Only world No. 2 Justin Thomas , seeded second, and Masters champion Sergio Garcia (7) made it through the cut throat group stage. Watson delayed a planned vacation after reaching Sunday's semifinals, and he will continue to climb up the U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Parkland shooting survivor vomits on stage
Mar 26, 2018 - 04:00
Jaclyn Corin, a survivor of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks at the March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C., March 24, 2018.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump signs trillion dollar spending bill despite veto threat
Mar 26, 2018 - 03:30
Instead, Trump won $1.6 billion to begin building and replacing segments of the wall along the border with Mexico. He says, "my highest duty is to keep America safe" and that he's signed it "as a matter of national security".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top BSP ties till 2019, BJP's immoral win won't bite, says Mayawati
Mar 26, 2018 - 02:56
Mayawati said, "He [Akhilesh Yadav] should have made every sacrifice to ensure the win of the BSP candidate". He had tweeted a photo with Raja Bhaiyya and had thanked him for support in RS polls.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gareth Southgate impressed by Everton's Jordan Pickford
Mar 26, 2018 - 02:43
Ninety England fans were arrested in Amsterdam on Friday, taking the total to over 100 after 25 were arrested on Thursday . Reducing defensive mistakes is a key area which will help them significantly in the World Cup.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Macron - Attack act of 'Islamist terror', IS claim being checked
Mar 26, 2018 - 02:30
Merit-based pay and eliminating redundancies were also part of Macron's plan, fueling further outrage from public sector workers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Senate passes bill to avert third United States govt shutdown this year
Mar 25, 2018 - 06:42
But the overall result has been unimaginable to many Republicans after campaigning on spending restraints and balanced budgets. Both parties touted $4.6 billion in total funding to fight the nation's opioid addiction epidemic , a $3 billion increase.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Woman assaulted in moving bus in Uttar Pradesh, 4 men arrested
Mar 25, 2018 - 06:37
After the incident took place in front of a crowd, the woman was brought to her husband's house. The incident occurred on March 10 at Launga village, but police took action after 12 days.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump defends call to Putin, White House hunts for leaker
Mar 25, 2018 - 06:23
The White House waited for days before condemning the attack, which London has pinned squarely on the Kremlin and Moscow has denied.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IN TWEETS: Thousands march for tighter US gun laws
Mar 25, 2018 - 06:15
And those students aren't holding back. "Our lives are worth more than the NRA and getting re-elected". I want to support them". "So we're really excited for this Saturday: It's going to be incredible".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Usain Bolt Says Trial With Borussia Dortmund Will Be Thursday
Mar 25, 2018 - 06:11
We would love to see him sign for a club just to use him on Federation Internationale de Football Association 18. Usain Bolt said in an Italian TV interview Wednesday that his trial with Borussia Dortmund will begin Thursday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump threatens to veto spending Bill just passed
Mar 25, 2018 - 06:09
But the overall result has been unimaginable to many Republicans after campaigning on spending restraints and balanced budgets. They were protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that began in 2012.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving likely to miss start of the playoffs
Mar 25, 2018 - 05:35
In his first season with the Celtics, Irving has averaged 24.4 points off a career-high 49 percent shooting over 60 games. The Celtics have been without Gordon Hayward since he fractured his ankle on opening night.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Amid spar over harassment of diplomats, Pak envoy returns
Mar 25, 2018 - 05:17
India needs to take the issue in a diplomatic way, instead of just trying to complain again and again. But India rejected the assertion and maintained that nothing enough is being done for the officials.