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Amidst the Senate hearing about the Cambridge Analytica controversy, Facebook just launched a "Data Abuse Bounty"

the Cambridge Analytica brouhaha (the poll is private)  

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  1. 1. Do you still use Facebook despite the controversy?

    • Not anymore. I joined #DeleteFacebook movement
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    • No because I never signed up for Facebook
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    • Yes but rarely
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    • I still use it all the time
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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Source: Facebook

 

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Today, Facebook is launching the Data Abuse Bounty to reward people who report any misuse of data by app developers.

 

We committed to launching this program a few weeks ago as part of our efforts to more quickly uncover potential abuse of people’s information. The Data Abuse Bounty, inspired by the existing bug bounty program that we use to uncover and address security issues, will help us identify violations of our policies.

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This program will reward people with first-hand knowledge and proof of cases where a Facebook platform app collects and transfers people’s data to another party to be sold, stolen or used for scams or political influence. Just like the bug bounty program, we will reward based on the impact of each report. While there is no maximum, high impact bug reports have garnered as much as $40,000 for people who bring them to our attention.

Before anything else, do you think this will make MySpace and Google+ great again?

 

I don't know if I can take anything Facebook said at face value considering the ramifications of the entire controversy like allegedly influencing elections by leaking personal information and targeting those people with specific political ads. Unlike a typical bug bounty where a white hat/gray hat hacker does penetration testing to an OS or hardware, how is this going to happen with Facebook being mostly a web service? Is Facebook's source code even open source for inspection? Nonetheless, Mark Zuckerberg made a promise in the senate hearing that Facebook will not only follow the GDPR but extend those data protections to everyone and not just EU citizens as The Verge reports:

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In today’s hearing before the House Committee on Commerce and Energy, Mark Zuckerberg stated that the changes Facebook is making in response to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be available worldwide. Zuckerberg made a commitment to not only provide the same privacy controls but making the same kinds of disclosures and treating users’ data the same. The GDPR imposes requirements on how user data is collected, and how user data must be deleted at the user’s request.

But looking at The Verge article, even the lawmakers themselves aren't buying that Zuck will extent GDPR rules worldwide and I share the same sentiment. Facebook's business model is about ads and bid data and I doubt that so much will change despite the $40k bounty. Definitely this is Zuck's worst nightmare as CEO. Since Facebook is operating in the EU as well, he's probably glad that the controversy didn't erupt on May 25, 2018 which is the date where the GDPR will be enacted.

 

I encourage everyone to listen to the following Marketplace Tech podcast with Molly Wood episodes in relation to the Facebook controversy:

04/11/2018: The Data Economy: the role of advertising

04/10/2018: The deal we made with our data

03/22/2018: What Congress wants to hear from Facebook

 

 

 

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Lmao people actually believe Facebook cares about privacy? That's as daft as trying to convince oneself that McDonald's is healthy, be just as delusional.


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Not anymore. I joined #DeleteFacebook movement had to delete my user a few years ago because it was too much in terms of seeing friends doing so well off and might actually not have lived to type this if I didn't

 

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there wasnt an option in the poll for "having a profile and havingit downloaded, but actually never uses it more than once a month at max"

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1 hour ago, Mooshi said:

Lmao people actually believe Facebook cares about privacy? That's as daft as trying to convince oneself that McDonald's is healthy, be just as delusional.

 

1 hour ago, Taf the Ghost said:

You can eat better a McD's than you can get privacy from Facebook. 

In point of fact, McD's isn't that unhealthy as long as you moderate portions and what you choose to eat from there. That dipstick Spurlock decided that eating 5000 calories a day, much of it in milkshakes and cookies, and stopping any forms of exercise was representative of people who eat at Mcdonalds. There's a reason he was unwilling to publish his food log. Mind you, it would get boring fast and you would almost certainly want to take the occasional vitamin supplement. Along with some Metamucil.

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23 minutes ago, ravenshrike said:

 

In point of fact, McD's isn't that unhealthy as long as you moderate portions and what you choose to eat from there. That dipstick Spurlock decided that eating 5000 calories a day, much of it in milkshakes and cookies, and stopping any forms of exercise was representative of people who eat at Mcdonalds. There's a reason he was unwilling to publish his food log. Mind you, it would get boring fast and you would almost certainly want to take the occasional vitamin supplement. Along with some Metamucil.

It's the Soda and the buns. If you skip those, you're fine eating a lot of McD's. Spurlock's stunt exactly what you'd expect when you remove the ability to say "No" and intentionally overeat. You couldn't do that stunt again with something like an Organic diet. That'd risk actually killing you.

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1 hour ago, Taf the Ghost said:

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1 hour ago, ravenshrike said:

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Since when a thread about online privacy have anything to do with fast food restaurants? ??‍♂️


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4 minutes ago, VegetableStu said:

wait till you see the ads on facebook in a bit

I was scrolling for food ads but instead I found this... maybe because I rarely use Facebook 

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This program will reward people with first-hand knowledge and proof of cases where a Facebook platform app collects and transfers people’s data to another party to be sold, stolen or used for scams or political influence.

 

Awesome... A privacy policy that is super privacy in the loosest of terminology. So... This applies to 3rd party aps and not to FB themselves? Awesome.

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Am I part of the delete facebook movement if I deleted my account 3 days before any of the news of the Analitica thing broke?

 

I just got sick of it, I hated facebook.

The people pissed me off

The ads pissed me off

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I never talked to any of my "friends" most of them pissed me off

 

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Obama uses data harvested through Facebook for his campaign = Media thinks it is super clever and applaud him for it.

Trump uses data harvested through Facebook for his campaign = Media thinks it is a scandal and new legislation gets pushed.

 

 

I am not a Trump support (nor a Hillary supporter), but I find that observation kind of sad.

On the bright side, hopefully this will lead to something good. Maybe some good legislation, or at the very least it has made people aware of the dangers of data harvesting.

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43 minutes ago, LAwLz said:

Obama uses data harvested through Facebook for his campaign = Media thinks it is super clever and applaud him for it.

Trump uses data harvested through Facebook for his campaign = Media thinks it is a scandal and new legislation gets pushed.

 

 

I am not a Trump support (nor a Hillary supporter), but I find that observation kind of sad.

On the bright side, hopefully this will lead to something good. Maybe some good legislation, or at the very least it has made people aware of the dangers of data harvesting.

The question becomes, how was the Data Harvested? As far as the Trump Campaign is concerned, they got the Data from a Foreign Company who obtained that data Fraudulently.

Data Harvesting itself isn't necessarily bad, but who obtained that data and how makes all the difference.


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It's going to be interesting if any laws or policies are actually going to come out of this after all the media attention. 

 

Or is it just going to be faded out and forgotten about until the next election or privacy breach....

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11 hours ago, LAwLz said:

Obama uses data harvested through Facebook for his campaign = Media thinks it is super clever and applaud him for it.

Trump uses data harvested through Facebook for his campaign = Media thinks it is a scandal and new legislation gets pushed.

were there any talks of "russian/extrapolitical/extraterrestrial interference to get obama into the presidency" up to this point? o_o

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13 hours ago, LAwLz said:

Obama uses data harvested through Facebook for his campaign = Media thinks it is super clever and applaud him for it.

Trump uses data harvested through Facebook for his campaign = Media thinks it is a scandal and new legislation gets pushed.

 

 

I am not a Trump support (nor a Hillary supporter), but I find that observation kind of sad.

On the bright side, hopefully this will lead to something good. Maybe some good legislation, or at the very least it has made people aware of the dangers of data harvesting.

 

13 hours ago, PocketNerd said:

The question becomes, how was the Data Harvested? As far as the Trump Campaign is concerned, they got the Data from a Foreign Company who obtained that data Fraudulently.

Data Harvesting itself isn't necessarily bad, but who obtained that data and how makes all the difference.

I'll just leave these here...

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"in fact, the Obama campaign used Facebook to gain a massive political advantage by doing exactly what Cambridge Analytica did and the Obama campaign's media director even bragged about it and confirmed Facebook was aware of it."

"This resulted in the Obama campaign accessing roughly 189 million friend profiles that didn't authorize the app and targeted them with political propaganda."

 

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"Facebook on Wednesday said that the data of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared" (by Cambridge analytical)

 

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"The crucial decision(to not use Cambridge's data) was made in late September or early October when Mr. Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and Brad Parscale, Mr. Trump's digital guru on the 2016 campaign, decided to utilize just the RNC data for the general election and used nothing from that point from Cambridge Analytica or any other data vendor."

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I deleted Facebook when they stopped being a proper social media platform and turned into the shit that it is today; so about 8 years ago

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