Zuckerberg was in Washington, D.C., to answer lawmakers' questions about data privacy in the wake of revelations that millions of users' personal information was harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that has counted U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign among its clients.
Zuckerberg says he doesn't think Facebook has a monopoly.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden called attention to a video of a BBC interview in which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook would never share or sell anyone's personal information. Companies that scrape data, use malware to get people to install apps and non-Facebook cases are not eligible.
Before many people join a network, it may not be so useful. A jazz drummer, he ultimately realized he would not make any money in music, so he moved on to technology, going on to work for both Facebook and Amazon.
One of the more pressing concerns of Congress during this second hearing was how Facebook tracks user data around the world, as well as those that have yet to even sign up to the site, dubbed "shadow profiles".
"When it comes to the stuff that prompted this discussion, the Cambridge Analytical aggregate IQ stuff, I do think we need regulation but I don't think it's directed at Facebook, I think it's directed at political parties and their operatives who are, at least in Canada, outside the scope of any privacy regulation". "We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake".
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Since the data privacy scandal relating to Cambridge Analytica the company had suffered great losses and while the company has not yet regained these losses, the turnaround suggests traders are less anxious about the heavy-handed regulation of tech companies than they were before. "But there's more to do, and you can find more of the details of the other steps we're taking in the written statement I provided", he said.
Although it's not been confirmed by Facebook, fuel has been added to the fire after a comment was made by Zuckerberg during his appearance.
Over two days, Zuckerberg was grilled by dozens of lawmakers, answering almost a thousand questions about the handling of user information.
Some legislators are now also wondering if Facebook's third-party app data policies violate a 2011 agreement with the Federal Trade Commission.
"I could use that information in order to send them ads suggesting that they could vote online - something that happened in the US presidential election - in order to discourage those people from actually going to a polling place and casting a ballot".
Congressman, I'm not, I'm not familiar with that.