"The background on "Messenger Kids" is, we heard feedback from thousands of parents that they want to be able to stay in touch with their kids and call them, use apps like FaceTime when they're working late or not around and want to communicate with their kids, but they want to have complete control over that", Mr. Zuckerberg said in response to a question.
Users on Facebook can now earn a reward when they identify and report malicious platform app collecting data and another person abusing it. Users in the United States accounted for over 70 million (about 97 percent) of the data breach while 16 million of the total number of users affected came from countries outside the United States.
Those who accessed the app, did not only put their personal data in jeopardy, but also the data of all their Facebook friends.
Facebook and Britain's Information Commissioner's Office are still investigating the situation.
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Allman said preliminary reports also show Sarah Hart and two children had the active ingredient in Benadryl in their systems. Three of their six children, Jeremiah and Abigail, both 14, and 19-year-old Markis, were also found dead in the vehicle.
It required the founder of Facebook to provide the government information on how the personal data of the 1.8 million affected Filipino users was shared to unauthorized third parties. While not all respondents were Facebook users, a whopping 17% of respondents reported having removed the Facebook app from their smartphones, and 9% had deleted their accounts altogether.
Although, at this point, we have no confirmation on whether these private messages were handed over to Cambridge Analytica or that they were used for psychological profiling of users.
Alastair Mactaggart, the chief proponent of the proposed initiative, said: "We're gratified that Facebook has dropped its opposition to the California Consumer Privacy Act".
Appearing before the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday - his second testimony before the US Congress in less than 24 hours - Zuckerberg told the lawmakers that his own personal data was part of 87 million users' that was "improperly shared" with Cambridge Analytica. "If we confirm data abuse, we will shut down the offending app and take legal action against the company selling or buying the data, if necessary". However, there is certainly a difference between people who say they have deleted their Facebook and those who actually did it.