Facebook weighs ad-free subscription service after data scandal


"The liability existed before the company filing for bankruptcy, which is its own issue in many ways", an official at the Ministry of Electronics and Information technology (MeitY), told BusinessLine on May 3.

If you were expecting Facebook, stung by public outcry over how it handles personal data, to pump the brakes on updates and enhancements to its sprawling social network, let the company's public pronouncements at this week's F8 developers conference set you straight.

Executives also have been facing hard questions from employees, like whether Facebook should be offering political advertising at all. Reports indicate that the last date for the companies to respond is May 10.

A broad review of the entire business model is continuing at Facebook, while global politicians call for Zuckerberg to answer questions relating to the circumstances that led Cambridge Analytica to obtain user data from millions of profiles, and allegedly use this information to influence political processes. In its statement, the company said it has "unwavering confidence that its employees have acted ethically and lawfully". It has also been reported to have worked in the United Kingdom for Nigel Farage's Leave Europe Union campaign and in India in the Bihar elections in 2010. During an interview, however, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, made mention of a paid version, saying if users wanted to completely opt out of ad tracking that they would have to pay for it. Bloomberg's source does not offer specifics on whether the ad-free option would just remove ads or if it would actually allow users to opt-out of Facebook sharing their personal information with advertisers altogether.

The government has also questioned the company of non-disclosure pacts signed by it with its associates and clients for Indian assignments, according to the Press Trust of India.

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Cambridge Analytica and SCL are also subjects in an investigation by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office into the role they played in the 2016 Brexit referendum.

If Cambridge Analytica had been attending F8 this week instead of going out of business, that company would have been cheering, too.

"Cambridge Analytica has never received Twitter data from GSR or Aleksandr Kogan, and has never done any work with GSR on Twitter data".

Damian Collins, the chair of the U.K. Parliament's media committee, told Sky News that he was "alive to the risk" that the company might try to rebrand itself. But it's not the only way to run the business.

In recent months, executives at Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group have moved to create a new Britain-based firm called Emerdata.