Sandberg: Facebook Users Would Have To Pay To Opt Out Of Sharing Data

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that while Facebook doesn't sell or give away its users' information (it just allows third party apps to do that), the company still "depends on your data," and if users wanted to completely opt out of all of the platform's data-driven advertising, they would have to pay for it.

Sandberg made the comments in an interview with Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie in an interview set to air Friday morning. 

So "we don't have an opt-out at the highest level," she acknowledged. "That would be a paid product." -NBC News

The Today interview was one of many Sandberg gave on Thursday as part of a massive damage control and image rehabilitation campaign in the wake of a massive data harvesting scandal. 

Sandberg also acknowledged that the company mishandled the breach which allowed third party app developers to collect data on tens of millions of customers - such as the personality prediction app "thisisyourdigitallife" created by two psychologists (one of whom currently works for Facebook), which sold data of up to 87 million users to political data firm Cambridge Analytica (CA)

"We thought that the data had been deleted, and you're right, we should have checked," Sandberg said of the user info sold to CA after the data harvesting scheme was originally discovered. 

"We were given assurances by them years ago that they deleted the data," she said of Cambridge Analytica on "PBS NewsHour." "We should've followed up. That's on us. We are trying to do a forensic audit to find out what they have." -NBC News

Sandberg told Bloomberg TV in a separate Thursday interview that the company was "systematically looking at all the ways Facebook data is used." 

We're still waiting to hear from Sheryl about how this won't affect earnings, though she did say "we've never run this company for short-term gains, and we've never run this company to maximize profits. We've run this company for the long term health of our community and business."

Comments

Adolph.H. Fri, 04/06/2018 - 08:02 Permalink

Unbelievable shutzpah. And you can tell for a fact she's lying through her teeth. 

So exquisitely Jewish. 

Now we know who's running the company (as in: who's got an IQ high enough to understand the direct orders from their handlers) and it certainly isn't the eunuch Zucker-honeypot-berg with his stupid grin. Just because behind every successful man there is a woman... with a dick. 

P.S.: nice choice for the erotic cover picture... waiting on street artists to add the missing moving parts to it now. 

macholatte Pol Pot Fri, 04/06/2018 - 08:11 Permalink

 

The shell game....
You have to pay us not to invade your privacy so we can sell your data and make billions off you.
We would never pay you to let us invade your privacy so we can sell your data and make billions off you.
This shit never would have happened if Hitlary was POTUS.
Now fuck off!

Wake up sheeple!
You’ve been had.

 

 

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philipat HopefulCynical Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:00 Permalink

This just confirms that "If it's free, the product is you".

What she's saying is that right now Facefuck's business model is to collect as much of your personal data as possible then sell it to the highest bidder. If they can no longer do that, they need a new business model which is to charge you to "opt-out" of data sharing. The problem with that is does anybody really trust them to do that even if you pay??? Stupid fucks etc......

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D503 csmith Fri, 04/06/2018 - 13:02 Permalink

I only fucked around on Facebook for about a year. Boring ass rehashed shit that filters in from the rest of the web at a snail mail pace then gets reshared a dizen or so times a day for days as people log in, like, and repost the same fucking thing. 

Why would I benefit anyone for that aggravation?

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Dickweed Wang Bubbles17 Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:28 Permalink

Who said anything about "beating up the lowlifes responsible for all that is wrong in my life"??  Where the fuck do people like you come up with that kind of bullshit anyway?

What's pathetic is someone that puts words in someone else's mouth and then uses that to slam that person.  For the record, what I have a major problem with is a clan that makes up less than 2% of the population in the USA controlling so many aspects of American life, including; finance and banking, the political system, education, social media, main stream television "news" and most US newspapers, among other things.  Those same people have gotten so good at manipulating the masses that we now have morons like yourself that would rather attack the messenger than taking a look at the problem that is being pointed out.  The bottom line is that the US will never be the country it once was as long as the tribe pulls the strings.

Oh yeah . . . and have a nice day!

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