Social media giant fined £500,000 ($663,042) for failing to protect users’ private information
The company has even attempted to patent a method for predicting when your friends will die.
The Pew Research Center report confirms a trend seen in other surveys, showing a sharp drop in Facebook's share of what had long been a core age segment for the huge social network.
Facebook CEO apologizes for allowing third-party groups like Cambridge Analytica to take advantage of user data
Zuckerberg's comments, released in advance of the hearing in Brussels, are the latest part of a tour of contrition over the Cambridge Analytica scandal that began in the US Congress in April.
Company says investigation that was launched after Cambridge Analytica scandal is resulting in suspensions
Jan Koum to leave the company that bought WhatsApp for $19 billion four years ago
The changes unveiled by the huge social network following an outcry over the hijacking of data on 87 million Facebook members by Cambridge Analytica could be significant for campaigns.
The US social media giant's Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer appeared before a British parliamentary committee probing the role of fake news in recent votes, and how data gathered from the network was used to target potential voters.
Plans to roll out an appeals process globally in coming months came as Facebook provided a first-ever look at internal standards used to decide what posts go too far in terms of hateful or threating speech.
The MP believes "people only use social networks if their friends are already members" -- a tall order for any new competitor to the Silicon Valley giant with its more than two billion users worldwide, around 30 million of them in Germany.
May have been 600,000 invasions of privacy
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has twice invited Zuckerberg to give testimony on data-leaking scandal
The social network, which has been rocked by disclosures about the hijacking of personal data on tens of millions of its users, said it will start implementing "new privacy experiences" to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which become effective May 25.
The ruling comes as the social network is snared in a scandal over the mishandling of 87 million users' data ahead of the 2016 US presidential election.
"We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake. It was my mistake," says CEO
Company shares jump 4.5 pct on Tuesday
The company will tell users if their information were improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica
The House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee announced Wednesday what appeared to be the first congressional appearance by Zuckerberg since the scandal broke on the hijacking of data on tens of millions of users.
Speaking to the news site Vox, Zuckerberg defended the company's business model and shot back at criticism of the social networking giant from Apple CEO Tim Cook last week.
The updates include improved access to Facebook's user settings and tools to easily search for, download and delete personal data stored by Facebook.