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Mark Zuckerberg denies selling user data to third-party developers

06:31 PM | 6 Dec, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg denies selling user data to third-party developers
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has denied that his company has sold user data to third-party developers after a British lawmaker disclosed internal Facebook emails alleging it had traded user privacy for its own growth.

"We've never sold anyone's data," Zuckerberg said in response to British lawmaker Damian Collins, chairman of a British parliament committee tasked with probing disinformation and fake news, who released a trove of emails between Facebook and other tech companies on how user data could be accessed through the Facebook system.

https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10105559172610321

About 250 pages of the emails, with some marked 'highly confidential,' suggest how Facebook executives including Zuckerberg made decisions about deals surrounding data access, including "whitelisting" some companies such as Netflix and Airbnb for using the private information of Facebook users.

The emails were part of a lawsuit brought by app developer Six4Three against Facebook for cutting its access to Facebook user data.

"It is not clear that there was any user consent for this, nor how Facebook decided which companies should be whitelisted or not," Collins wrote in a note.

"UK documents suggest Facebook traded user privacy for growth," "Facebook used people's data to favor certain partners and punish rivals, documents show," Collins said in separate tweets Wednesday.

"We need a more public debate about the rights of social media users and the smaller businesses who are required to work with the tech giants. I hope that our committee investigation can stand up for them," he tweeted.

In response, Facebook said in a statement that "the documents were selectively leaked to publish some, but not all, of the internal discussions at Facebook at the time of our platform changes."

"Unfortunately, select quotes from these documents have been released to suggest things that are false," said the world's leading social media network.

Zuckerberg said Facebook shut down some "abusive apps" in 2014-2015 because some developers built shady apps that abused people's data.

"In 2014, to prevent abusive apps, we announced that we were changing the entire platform to dramatically limit the data apps could access," he said.

It's important that "the coverage of what we do -- including the explanation of these internal documents doesn't misrepresent our actions or motives," he explained.

https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/technology/facebook-data-breach-and-cambridge-analyticas-dubious-role-heres-all-you-need-to-know-about-privacy-scandal/

Facebook has been under a lot of scrutiny since it was involved in a scandal in March this year, when Cambridge Analytica, a British political consultancy firm, was accused of illegally accessing the data of more than 87 million Facebook users without their consent.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 Dec  2023

Pakistani rupee's value remained stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Monday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro rate stands at 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound GBP rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED currently hovers around 77.45 while rate of Saudi Riyal stands at 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 4 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues

The gold remained under pressure as the precious metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 4 December 2023

On the first day of the week, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,000 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,043 

A single tola of 22-karat gold costs Rs170,539, while 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs. 192,325 and the price of 18k gold is Rs164,850.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2086, gaining $14.44 on Monday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Karachi PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Islamabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Peshawar PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Quetta PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sialkot PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Attock PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujranwala PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Jehlum PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Multan PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Bahawalpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujrat PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nawabshah PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Chakwal PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Hyderabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nowshehra PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sargodha PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Faisalabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Mirpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720

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