The company has been besieged by privacy complaints following recent revelations that the data of 50 million Facebook users was leaked to Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm accused of using the data to influence the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election. The latest Reuters/IPSOS poll, taken last week, found that the American public trust Facebook less than other tech giants, such as Apple and Google, with their personal data.
The poll, conducted online throughout the US, found that 41 percent of Americans trust Facebook to obey laws designed to protect users’ personal information. This is compared to the 66 percent who said they trust Amazon. Some 62 percent said they trust Google, 60 percent for Microsoft and 47 percent for Yahoo.
Facebook has been left reeling, after more than $50 billion was wiped off its value following the scandal. The company have since taken a number of steps to try and regain public confidence.
Founder Mark Zuckerberg placed full-page ads in a number of British Sunday newspapers, apologizing for the leak and vowing to investigate which companies took advantage of the data.
“We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t, we don’t deserve it,” the advert read.
Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg also made an appearance on US television last Thursday. “We know this is an issue of trust. We know this is a critical moment for our company,” Sandberg said in an interview with CNBC.
Concerns have risen about the information Facebook collects on its users, including phone calls, text messages and other non-Facebook activity. New Zealand software developer Dylan McKay highlighted the issue on his Twitter feed last Wednesday, after he requested his data from the firm and then found that it had records of his texts and calls.
Ed-Facebook,however friendly,seem too involved in intelligence snooping, revealing your thoughts to CIA,MI5 and Met Police etc etc,You write hoping for integrity but with
UK-USA leaders they appear have none and are certainly not beyounfd victimizing people along with NSA Homeland security etc
Leaving you to draw your own conclusion, but it feels we are in an electronic Reich where armed resistance might be the last resort as for 15 years now
NOBODY IN AUTHORITY IS LISTENING NOR HAS THEV WILL TO LISTEN
THEIR INTENT IS ONLY TO CRUSH,KILL AND ELIMINATE US
Our Leasders should all be arrested and face trial with long yearss of hard labor with the assistance of China,Russia,Iran, Serbia,Malaysia,Syria, Iraq and North Korea.