Hours after Zuck deletion scandal, Facebook announces new unsend feature

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Messenger, which allows users to chat amongst themselves, became a point of interest this week after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company had "detected" that "sensational messages" were being sent via Messenger in Myanmar. If a user long presses a private message on Facebook a "Delete Message" pop up confirms that the function will "delete your copy of the message", and the recipients' copy will remain.

The company also raised the idea of a "retention period", though there is no such thing for normal users. Facebook has declined to comment on whether this was a breach of trust for users whose inboxes were potentially manipulated.

Cambridge Analytica tweeted on Wednesday, "When Facebook contacted us to let us know the data had been improperly obtained, we immediately deleted the raw data from our file server, and began the process of searching for and removing any of its derivatives in our system". This may take some time and until this feature is ready, we will no longer be deleting any executives messages. Facebook is considering adding an "expiration timer" to messages-a feature available in Facebook's "secret conversations" feature. " said Facebook in a statement to TechCrunch".

Vietnam is among top 10 countries in which information of Facebook users may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, according to Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer.

The move comes amid concerns that Russian-sponsored entities delivered Facebook ads designed to create discord and confusion ahead of the 2016 presidential election, and that companies such as political consultancy Cambridge Analytica created messages based on psychographic profiles gleaned from the platform to influence voters.

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Cambridge Analytica, the data mining firm at the center of the controversy, has time till April 7 to send its response to the government.

On Friday, Sheryl Sandberg admitted that the Cambridge Analyicta data breach appeared on Facebook's radar two and a half years ago, in December of 2015. "That was information that was already publicly available on Facebook".

Up to 311,000 Australians, or one in 50 Facebook users, may have been affected.

Mr. Falk said under Australian law, all organisations had to take "reasonable steps" to ensure personal information was being held securely and that customers were notified about the collection and handling of their data.

Facebook has said its new terms of service would provide clearer information on how data is collected and shared without giving the social network additional rights.

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