"And that's more than just about privacy".
While Zuckerbergs answers generally hewed to the literal truth, they also tended to omit some key details. "So we have to be paying close attention to what is happening as well", he said in relation to Barbados TODAY. Or should it be up to users to decide what to share, as is the case now? Why?
"Most of what I found was not at all surprising", he said.
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. That privacy breach is what led to Zuckerbergs appearance.
Zuckerberg also appeared willing to work with lawmakers on possible regulations, which we think may actually create a barrier to entry in the social network space and help Facebook maintain its market leadership.
'The internet is growing in importance around the world, in people's lives, so my position is not that there should be no regulation, ' said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg when he testified before a U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, April 11.
"There is a problem that you can't actually own digital information, at least under Canadian law". "It was vital to have access to friend lists".
Larger, more dominant companies like Facebook have the resources to comply with government regulation, he said, but "that might be more hard for a smaller startup to comply with".
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At the same time, Arizona also has either cut or reduced income and corporate taxes , further squeezing education budgets. On Wednesday, Arizona teachers and others held "walk-ins" at more than 1,000 schools to draw attention to their demands.
King said that Facebook's data would be heavily protected.
Zuckerberg offered versions of this statement to bolster his point that "you control your information".
Some executives have pointed out that the mechanism that until a few years ago allowed a researcher with 270,000 app downloads to have access to 50 million profiles wasn't exactly a secret, and, besides, Facebook users nominally agreed to the sharing of these profiles so that apps would perform better.
"This is a wake-up call to Silicon Valley and the tech community that if you let these things get out of hand, having grown up in a very lightly regulated environment, you could end up with a lot more regulation than you seek", he said after the hearing. "You can see your profile".
Maybe it's time to make it clearer who owns your data, and what that property interest is worth. These numbers might not worry Facebook too much, but there are less drastic steps users are taking that should be worrying as they directly impact Facebook's business model. Third parties will no longer be able to make quite such free use of the unfathomable quantities of data that Facebook accumulates.
With an audit of thousands of Facebook apps under way, we may hear more in the coming weeks about just how cavalier some companies have been with our personal data.
An example of what you might see if your data was not shared, after following the above steps.
Zuckerberg said user ownership of content is fundamental to the website.