Facebook Secretly Deleted Zuckerberg's Messenger Chats From Recipients' Inboxes

Users would have to pay to opt out of all Facebook ads, Sheryl Sandberg says

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was in the hot seat this week with NBC's Savannah Guthrie.

And Sandberg replied: "Yes, that's certainly possible".

Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during the annual Facebook F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 18, 2017.

Facebook Data Breach - what happened?

"What did you know and when did you know it will certainly be at the center of the questioning".

Facebook has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks after news broke that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Donald Trump's campaign, may have had information on millions of Facebook userswithout their knowledge.

The fallout and accompanying controversy resulting from the revelation that Cambridge Analytica stealthily acquired information from upwards of 87 billion unsuspecting Facebook users shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

But the company failed to warn users or regulators of the breach. "So although this has the potential to impact in the short term, I think in the long term, as long as Facebook can build and continue to iterate on a product that fulfills the needs of its users, it won't have a long-term impact on the advertising within the platform", Patterson said. "We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages", Facebook said.

Facebook Inc.'s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer will give evidence to United Kingdom lawmakers in late April, in the wake of allegations that information on millions of its users was misused. For example, would all traces of the deleted message disappear, allowing users to send abusive messages that they could simply "unsend" later?

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.

"We have a responsibility to protect people's data".

"What matters is the questions they're asking.advertisers are people".

"So whether it happens to one person or a lot of people, whether it's on the front page of the newspaper or it just happens to one person, that's always a 10".

"This story reinforces people's fears about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook".

And MPs are expected to hear from senior Facebook execs in the United Kingdom about the breach soon too. They tell me this is similar to how retractions of Zuckerberg's messages work.

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