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After WhatsApp, 'unsend' your messages on Facebook Messenger soon

09 April 2018

When that timer expires, the messages are removed from the sender's and receiver's inboxes.

Facebook confessed to TechCrunch that they have been doing this for a while.

TechCrunch recently reported that three unnamed sources have come forward to reveal that Zuckerberg appears to have access to a feature that permanently deletes sent messages. These included limiting the retention period for Mark's messages in Messenger. "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. Facebook will later roll the new requirements out to other countries.

As well-trained artificial intelligence devices get better at making unsettling inferences about us based on a handful of "likes" or places we've visited, we must recognize that the power to predict and shape our behavior lies less in whether we share our own data and more in whether others do. The company has already required political ads to verify who is paying for them and where the advertiser is located.

Now, the company says, that process will be rolled out worldwide - and also extended from covering exclusively political ads to the fuzzier category of "issue" advertising.

Additionally, other Facebook services also offer two different variations of the Unsend option. "But they will make it a lot harder for anyone to do what the Russians did during the 2016 election and use fake accounts and pages to run ads".

All 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice on their feeds titled "Protecting Your Information". After a few days, the data increased to 87 million people. For all of their information to be protected, users would have to basically pay to use Facebook. The social media giant said AggregateIQ (AIQ) may have improperly received users' data.

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The British company's work was exposed by whistleblower Christopher Wylie, who said that Cambridge Analytica did work for Bihar elections in 2010. Hearings over the issue are scheduled in the USA, and the European Union is considering what actions to take against the company.

EU spokesman Christian Wigand said Friday that EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova will have a telephone call with Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, early next week to address the massive data leaks.

Facebook has said the data was initially collected by a professor for academic purposes in line with its rules. That issue will see Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying in front of Congress. According to Facebook, "After Sony Pictures' emails were hacked in 2014 we made a number of changes to protect our executives' communications".

It says Facebook representatives in Indonesia could face up to 12 years in prison and a fine of $871,000, if convicted.

The interview with NPR is part of an intense damage control tour the company has undertaken to respond to users, politicians and regulators who are outraged to learn that for years, Facebook had left people's personal information open for mining by third-party app developers.

Facebook Indonesia Head of Public Policy Ruben Hattari says they will keep cooperating with the Indonesian government.

After WhatsApp, 'unsend' your messages on Facebook Messenger soon