Why Mark Zuckerberg didn't want to talk about your data

Pablo Tucker
April 13, 2018

The second round was more hard.

Zuckerberg said Facebook was built as "an idealistic and optimistic company" to help people connect but failed "to prevent these tools from being used for harm. that goes for fake news, for foreign interference in elections, and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy".

As it turns out, CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself may have gotten one of those automated warnings, because his personal data was included in CA's roundup, too.

Facebook shares followed the broader market, which was up on Tuesday. When pressed by Rep.

Zuckerberg said he accepted that legal restrictions of some sort were in the cards - while adding a word of caution. At the very least, we should expect some answers as to why Facebook has been able to get away with harvesting data from users that haven't consented, unless Zuckerberg continues to flawless the deflection techniques he's seemingly getting good at. If so, Facebook could be subject to hefty fines.


Mark Zuckerberg opened his hearing with another apology and completed the hearing unscathed partially because of his robotic replies and mainly because of a lack of full grasp of technology by the investigators.

The hearings came almost a month after news broke that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Donald Trump's campaign, accessed information from as many as 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge. An accurate profile can reveal details, like our sexual orientation, that we never chose to disclose in the first place.

The company made the announcement Wednesday as chief executive Mark Zuckerberg underwent questioning from Congress about the handling of user data. The hearing marked his first time ever testifying on Capitol Hill.

Representative Eshoo, following up on her question about Zuckerberg's personal data, asked if he is "willing to change your business model in the interest of protecting individual privacy?" But with only four minutes allotted to each of the 55 committee members, there was limited opportunity for followup questions.

Lujan criticised Zuckerberg and his platform for taking information from people who haven't even signed a privacy agreement.


Facebook on Monday said: "Our goals are to understand Facebook's impact on upcoming elections - like Brazil, India, Mexico and the USA midterms - and to inform our future product and policy decisions".

When you are living in a high-tech world, it is important to be technologically responsible and also have some social etiquettes. He said, "The internet is growing in importance around the world.I think it is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation". "And [it's] why Facebook is such a special service that people feel a lot of ownership over". They will then send those questions to Facebook for answers with a deadline, a Facebook spokesperson told Observer.

The number of users affected by the Cambridge Analytica breach by state.

Representatives grilled Mr Zuckerberg on a wide range of issues around privacy, surveillance, censorship and politics, regularly asking for yes or no answers which the Facebook founder struggled to provide.

Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) appeared well able to hammer Zuckerberg on his responses. Facebook stock ended Tuesday up 4.5%, and ticked up another 1.5% in trading Wednesday.


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