Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Business | By Kate Woods

Even Mark Zuckerberg's personal data was obtained by Cambridge Analytica

Even Mark Zuckerberg's personal data was obtained by Cambridge Analytica

The update comes as Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg appeared before a full room of United States senators in a two-day congressional inquiry that grilled him about the company's operations.

Facebook's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before a US Congressional panel on Tuesday to field questions regarding the company's data practices and other issues.

The first couple hours of Mark Zuckerberg's Senate testimony Tuesday were, as Time puts it, "tedious".

"There are people in Russian Federation whose job it is to try to exploit our systems and other internet systems... so this is an arms race".

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"The internet is growing in importance around the world in people's lives and I think that it is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation", Zuckerberg said.

"I don't see how it can go back online", Zuckerberg told The Harvard Crimson, the campus' daily newspaper, after he took down facemash.com, which attracted 450 visitors. "We didn't do enough to keep fake news and foreign interference in elections away". "Just a boring person I guess so I don't have to worry but thank you", said Nasty.

Senators grilled him about privacy in the wake of pro-Trump data mining firm Cambridge Analytica's collection of Facebook data on millions of Americans without their knowledge. "It was my mistake, and I'm sorry", Zuckerberg said in his written testimony released by the House commerce committee.

"We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility - that was a big mistake".

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That being said, there's no indication that a paid Facebook is in the works, except to say that maybe the company is at least considering it or are open to the idea.

"We did this because the app may have misused some of your Facebook information by sharing it with a company called Cambridge Analytica", the notifications read.

The Facebook executive's comments came after Blackburn asked Zuckerberg if he believes Facebook "subjectively manipulate [s]" its algorithms "to prioritize or censor speech". Facebook will be using AI technology to identify questionable activities and content posted.

Also, Facebook revealed on Wednesday that outsiders took advantage of search tools on its platform, making it possible for them to collect personal information on most of its 2 billion users worldwide without the users' explicit permission.

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