Sheryl Sandberg Says Facebook Users Would Have to Pay for Total Privacy

Sheryl Sandberg Says Facebook Users Would Have to Pay for Total Privacy

Facebook said it would ensure the new feature would comply with the law.

TechCrunch cites a Facebook Messenger spokesperson who says the only possible implementation would be an expiration timer similar to the Secret chat feature, deleting messages after the timer expires. "We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages", the spokesperson from the social media platform added. Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify before Congress on April 10 and 11.

But as the others have indicated, it is yet fairly simple to get a Facebook users' phone number through other means, like public groups, many of which were made when someone lost their phone or upgraded to a new one and required to gather the numbers of their family and friends. It was reported on Thursday evening that Mark Zuckerberg and the other top Facebook executives could delete old messages on Messenger, a feature not available to anyone else.

Currently, users can only delete messages from their own inboxes which will still show up in the recipient's thread. Later, the company issued them a statement saying that they are going to extend this feature for all Facebook users in the coming future. People come on to Facebook, they want to do targeted ads, and that's really important for small business.

Zuckerberg said "thousands" of people would be hired to get the verifications up and running in time for the "critical months" before 2018 elections in the US, Mexico, Brazil, India and Pakistan. And people using our secret message feature in the encrypted version of Messenger have the ability to set a timer - and have their messages automatically deleted.

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Facebook says it has suspended a Canadian political consulting firm amid media reports it had ties to Cambridge Analytica, a British data mining company accused of obtaining data from up to 87 million Facebook users to sway elections.

"When Cambridge Analytica first happened, it was a mistake for Mark and me not to speak out earlier and faster", she told the Financial Times.

There has been no official announcement about the new delete feature, and there's a sense that Facebook is reacting to crisis after crisis in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal with slap-dash measures on an ad-hoc basis. Zuckerberg also expressed his support for the Honest Ads Act bill now working its way through the Senate-despite Facebook having previously lobbied against it. "We will now be making a broader delete message feature available".

According to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, more data breaches of Facebook could take place.

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