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Sheryl Sandberg: Backlash over Facebook’s potential for privacy violation, it is “hard”

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CANNES — Sheryl Sandberg feels attacked.

Facebook is number two, ” said the firestorm over Facebook’s potential privacy and data breach violations have been personally difficult for her.

“You know, this is a hard one. As a person who wakes up in the morning, work hard and try to do the best they can, to attack and be attacked personally, it is not something I have experienced before, and it’s definitely tough,” Sandberg said during a keynote speech at the Cannes Lions on Wednesday afternoon.

Fresh off a redeye flight from San Francisco and is full of caffeine, Sandberg, gave a ham-fisted mea culpa on Facebook, numerous privacy and data breach concerns, such as Russia, the use of the platform is to be involved in the 2016 presidential election by posting fake news.

“There are some things that we missed out on. We wish we had understood that the Russian intervention in the US elections. We do not have. We missed it,” she said, as she offered it to you to find that Facebook takes up to 1 million accounts per day.

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to speak at the social network’s Media Day at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, usa.
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Sandberg, a circumvention of the more pressing questions about the distribution of users ‘ personal information, though. The social media networking site, is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission to allow the developer Analytica in order to gain access to the personal information of close to 90 million Facebook users, for political gain.

Last week, an explosive report has revealed that Facebook’s ceo Mark Zuckerberg had been blown out of the personal life in a series of 2012 emails, in spite of the signing of a consent decree with federal regulators.

If you are asked to do so by a moderator, and Caroline Hyde, business anchor at Bloomberg TV to address the right to privacy, Sandberg doubles down on its business use of the data.

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“I think there has been a growing understanding of the importance of privacy and how we should protect it,” the exec said. “I think that if you look at some of the early iterations of the Facebook platform, we’ve had people share lots of data in the early stages of 2014. If I were an app, I would have my information and my friends information. It’s really hard to remember — it’s not an excuse, because I think it’s better to have it made, and the question was if it was a member of the information and do not share it. The people were very concerned that we were in a walled garden.”

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Sandberg, glibly explaining that through trial and error, Facebook realized that it was necessary to increase the proportion of the minimum amount of information.”

They are comparing Facebook to each and every new technology of the printing press, the radio, or on TV.

“There are a number of common features to the experience. A new technology that is coming out. The people are celebrating the sight of all the good things that this does, almost to the exclusion of all evil, then there is something wrong going on, and people will see that it can be done, and they focus on that. Which is exactly what the new rules are written,” she said. “The new rules will have to be written for the web, and we want to be a part of it.”

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Later on, in true Sandburg fashion, is ever skilfully deflected a question on the call for the break up of the Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes last month.

“When you think about it, what is at the heart of this discussion is that people are worried about the size and the strength of the US tech companies, whether it be from us or from other people. We know that we will have a big impact on the world.” she said before you get what’s called a threat.

Click here to read more in The New York Post where this story was published for the first time.

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