If you send Mark Zuckerberg a Facebook message, in other words, he has a copy for ever. It explained that during this time while it is working on the unsend feature that it will not be deleting the messages of any of its executives. This may take some time.
Facebook is not denying that it erased outbound messages, saying it was within the company's policies, and was done to protect private communications from executives as a proactive measure to the possibility of being hacked.
"We have to now wait for Facebook to start notifying the users who could have been impacted by the breach". "Last month we decided that we should pause these discussions so can focus on other important work", a Facebook spokesperson told CNBC. Hearings over the issue are scheduled in the USA, and the European Union is considering what actions to take against the company. "When you allow people to delete messages arbitrarily, you lose transcript consistency, and when that happens cause-and-effect can get muddled or lost entirely". His LinkedIn profile said he has been leading "top-secret projects" at Facebook since 2016, according to CNBC.
Facebook introduced "secret messages" service in 2016 offering end-to-end encrypted messaging service to Messenger users.
When asked whether she and Zuckerberg should remain on top at Facebook, Sandberg conceded that "those are the hard questions and those are the right questions".
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook attends the session "The Transformation of Tomorrow" during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 20, 2016. Facebook also acknowledged this week that almost all of its 2.2 billion users may have had their public data scraped by "malicious actors" it did not name. Facebook users have collectively launched well over 3.5 billion broadcasts since Live first became available and those broadcasts have seen close to 2 billion total viewers over time.
The internet has provided aid in many aspects, but it has also made it risky.
The scandal itself has put a lot of blame on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, as it should, but social media users are not considering placing the blame on an additional victim, themselves. But some of the fixes-including especially the unsend feature-feel particularly half-baked. But research has consistently shown that users of online platforms rarely adjust default privacy settings and often fail to understand what information they are sharing.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday on when it discovered the data scraping. It would have already fixed these problems long ago.
Facebook's project reportedly sought to collect anonymized personal details, which could be then matched up with user data from the social network.
Neither Zuckerberg nor Sandberg have identified those who carried out the data scraping, but outside experts believe they could have been identity thieves, scam artists or shady data brokers assembling marketing profiles.