Hey congressman: Facebook's problem is its users

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a personal security and private flight budget that likely eclipses that of anyone but the highest-profile celebrities and government officials, CNN reported on Saturday. He said he'd have to get back to her with an answer.

"But unlike Cambridge Analytica and its peers, who must content themselves with whatever data they can extract from Facebook's public interfaces, Facebook is sitting on the motherload, with unfettered access to staggering databases of behavior and preferences", Biddle notes.

When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account. Facebook uses cookies to collect non-users data, but people can't really opt out.

That is true, but you'd have to rinse and repeat that operation over and over.

During the 2016 general election, Russian trolls using the Internet, including Facebook and other sites, aimed their fake campaign information at susceptible populations living in politically targeted states.

The data was not sold by Facebook to the firm, rather a personality test developed by Aleksandr Kogan, a University of Cambridge psychology professor and data scientist, collected and sold the data of 87 million users to Cambridge Analytica, according to a March 19 Channel 4 News documentary. And there is a growing unease that tech giants are unfairly manipulating users. But the bad news is that you can't really do anything about it for the time being, and Facebook doesn't plan to offer non-users access to the information about them that the service collects.

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Regulators have won some victories. Should you then register on the network, you'll find it already has an uncanny ability to suggest friends from your social and professional circle before you've told them any details.

Delete your personal information: One must delete their personal information such as, their birthday, their mobile number, pictures of their boarding pass, pictures of their family and close knit people to prevent the misuse of their data.

As users of Facebook, we should be concerned about the status of our privacy.

"Congresswoman, I don't remember if we had a financial penalty", Zuckerberg said under questioning by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., on Wednesday.

One of Facebook's co-founders, Chris Hughes, said the recent inquiry is "very much overdue" and in a recent story by the newsgroup MarketWatch Hughes added, "It's shocking to me they didn't have to answer these questions early on".