The Reading / Listening - Data Breach - Level 4

Facebook apologized for a data breach. CEO Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in newspapers. He was being criticized for his slow response to news of the breach. A group of consultants called Cambridge Analytica is accused of using data on up to 50 million users to benefit Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Zuckerberg said: "This was a breach of trust, and I am sorry....We're now taking steps to make sure this doesn't happen again."



Mr Zuckerberg said Facebook should have done more to protect data. Facebook was warned about its weak data protection in 2011. Mr Zuckerberg outlined what Facebook would now do. He said: "We're investigating every single app that had access to large amounts of data...We expect there are others. The value of Facebook fell by $75 billion this week. Many users have abandoned their Facebook pages, in calls to #deletefacebook.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Data Breach - Level 5 or  Data Breach - Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43532948
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/03/25/zuckerberg-takes-out-ads-apologize-facebook-data-misuse-crisis-intensifies/456953002/
  • http://fortune.com/2018/03/25/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-ad/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. took out full-
  2. criticized for his slow
  3. A group
  4. data on up to 50 million
  5. benefit Donald Trump's presidential
  6. This was a breach
  7. We're now taking
  8. make sure this doesn't
  1. users
  2. of trust
  3. page ads
  4. happen again
  5. of consultants
  6. steps
  7. response to
  8. campaign

Paragraph 2

  1. Facebook should
  2. protect
  3. warned about its weak data
  4. every single app
  5. large amounts
  6. The value of Facebook fell
  7. users have abandoned their
  8. calls to
  1. Facebook pages
  2. that had access
  3. #deletefacebook
  4. data
  5. by $75 billion
  6. have done more
  7. of data
  8. protection

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Facebook apologized for a data breach. CEO Mark Zuckerberg took (1) ___________________ in newspapers. He was being (2) __________________ slow response to news of the breach. A (3) ___________________ called Cambridge Analytica is (4) ___________________ data on up to 50 million users to benefit Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Zuckerberg said: "This was a (5) ___________________, and I am sorry....We're now taking (6) ___________________ sure this doesn't happen again."

Mr Zuckerberg said Facebook should (7) ___________________ to protect data. Facebook was warned about (8) ___________________ protection in 2011. Mr Zuckerberg outlined what Facebook (9) ___________________. He said: "We're investigating (10) ___________________ that had access to large amounts of data...We (11) ___________________ others. The value of Facebook fell by $75 billion this week. Many users have abandoned their Facebook (12) ___________________ to #deletefacebook.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Facebookapologizedforadatabreach.CEOMarkZuckerbergtookoutfu
ll-pageadsinnewspapers.Hewasbeingcriticizedforhisslowresponset
onewsofthebreach.AgroupofconsultantscalledCambridgeAnalyticai
saccusedofusingdataonupto50millionuserstobenefitDonaldTrump's
presidentialcampaign.Zuckerbergsaid:"Thiswasabreachoftrust,and
Iamsorry....We'renowtakingstepstomakesurethisdoesn'thappenag
ain."MrZuckerbergsaidFacebookshouldhavedonemoretoprotectdat
a.Facebookwaswarnedaboutitsweakdataprotectionin2011.MrZucke
rbergoutlinedwhatFacebookwouldnowdo.Hesaid:"We'reinvestigati
ngeverysingleappthathadaccesstolargeamountsofdata...Weexpect
thereareothers.ThevalueofFacebookfellby$75billionthisweek.Many
usershaveabandonedtheirFacebookpages,incallsto#deletefaceboo
k.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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