Facebook suspends Brexit-linked Canadian firm AggregateIQ over connection to Cambridge Analytica

Facebook suspends Brexit-linked Canadian firm AggregateIQ over connection to Cambridge Analytica

According to a Facebook Messenger spokesperson, the automated tools are created to stop abusive behavior.

They say it began erasing the messages of Mr Zuckerberg and a few other top executives in 2014 after computer hackers obtained and released emails from Sony Pictures executives. "These included limiting the retention period for Mark's messages in Messenger".

The company apologised for not doing so sooner.

The new requirements are aimed at increasing transparency and accountability, giving users more information to evaluate trustworthiness, and preventing election interference, Rob Goldman, Facebook's vice president of ads, and Alex Himel, its vice president of local and pages, said in a blog post on the company's site.

To get authorization from the company, advertisers will need to confirm identity and location. After this news came to light, many users around the world accused Facebook of invading privacy and breaching their trust.

Zuckerberg also offered Facebook's clearest support yet for pending federal legislation that would require the tech industry to disclose more information about political ads, including who buys them, and retain copies of them for public inspection. But the FEC's proposal so far does not address issues ads.

We wouldn't mind that sum in our bank account.

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The company said on Friday that it would require both political ads and pages with "large numbers of followers" to be authorized.


Facebook, already under fire for how it handles profile data, confirmed to Bloomberg on Wednesday that it scans the text and images people send to one another on Messenger to make sure it follows the company's content rules.

The company's chief operating officer told NBC's "Today" show that Facebook is now undertaking that audit.

"As is evidenced by the recent election between Trump and Clinton, or with the U.K. European Union referendum, the traditional polling companies are unable to accurately predict outcomes", the document said.

Mr Zuckerberg has made similar statements in the past, but has added that Facebook remains committed to offering a free service paid for by advertising.

All 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice on their feeds titled "Protecting Your Information". Whenever they click a "like" button on the website, that information often gets fed back to Facebook, along with a list of the websites visited and any Facebook-specific cookies the browser might have collected.

Facebook is tightening restrictions around its massive ad business, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg announcing on Friday that all advertisers running "political or issue ads" will need to be verified by the social network.

Meanwhile, Facebook has revealed a new figure for the number of users whose data was improperly shared by Cambridge Analytica.

Over the past three weeks the scandal continued to spiral. It seemed to have been done without explicit consent, though Facebook says it only collected such data from Android users who specifically allowed it to do so - for instance, by agreeing to permissions when installing Facebook.

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