Facebook will introduce an "unsend" button in Messenger, which would let a user erase an unwanted message from their recipient's inbox, as well as their own, TechCrunch reported April 6. "I'm really sorry for that". But if you want the same level of security as Mark Zuckeberg right now, you may have to look beyond Messenger.
Travis Smith, principle security researcher at Tripwire, said businesses and individuals should pay more attention to protecting privacy.
Amid an outcry over Facebook's privacy issues, a new legal framework is required to better identify what information is worthy of robust protection, scientists say.
Concerns have been raised as to whether the political consultancy used the personal data of millions of Facebook users to sway the outcome of the 2016 USA presidential election.
"We have [internally] discussed this feature several times", the company said in a statement sent to Quartz. But Facebook informed neither the recipients nor the public that it was taking these steps. "It is nearly silly to argue for privacy protections when you are posting stuff to the public on Facebook and other social media outlets", she said.
Along with these measures, the company also revealed that the data of around 87 million users may have been compromised in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
"Facebook confirmed to us that the data of overall up to 2.7 million Europeans or people in the EU to be more precise may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica", a Commission spokesman told Reuters. And if not, why was there a need, to delete them in the first place?
Wigand said that European Union data protection authorities will discuss over the coming days "a strong coordinated approach" on how to deal with the Facebook investigation.
"Unfortunately, data privacy is a lot like oral hygiene, everyone knows they should pay attention to it but in practice people tend to neglect it".
"We should have been faster and are working hard to improve our technology and tools to detect and prevent abusive, hateful or false content", the spokesperson told AFP by email. One study found that 38 percent of Facebook users in Burma got most, perhaps even all, of their news from the site. "We didn't. Now we've learned". "We stop those messages from going through".
The company's damage control efforts are resulting in even more concerns. "I would assume if you had that setting turned on, that someone at some point has accessed your public information in this way", Zuckerberg said. "We were lucky to have an English-speaking foreigner who was confident and connected enough to escalate the issue".
Zuckerberg's interview with Vox came as the company struggles with a huge scandal about its use of data in the United States and Europe.