Apr 13 2018
Zuckerberg is one of the up to 87 million Facebook users whose data was leaked to Cambridge Analytica for use in swaying voter sentiment during the us presidential election, the tech executive revealed Wednesday during his second day of congressional testimony. He started his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about an hour ago, and this hearing is supposed to last most of the day.
But the Facebook chief didn't budge, stating that it's a "complex issue that deserves more than a one-word answer".
"There will always be a version of Facebook that is free", Zuckerberg told the hearing. And the tech illiteracy of numerous senators hampered the efficacy of much of the questioning, with Zuckerberg at times having to explain basic features of the social network.
Facebook said it learned of Cambridge Analytica's violation in 2015, and was told by the firm that the data was deleted.
Already, lawmakers there have said the Facebook leader must provide greater clarity as to exactly how Cambridge Analytica obtained data on 87 million users in the first place.
Facing his second day of questioning from members of Congress on Wednesday, Zuckerberg was answering a question from Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat from California.
The data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica by an academic who gathered data on users and their friends through a questionnaire app on Facebook. He also said at least one Facebook employee had been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office as part of its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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"The only way we're going to close this trust gap is through legislation that creates and empowers a sufficiently resourced expert oversight agency, with rulemaking authority to protect the digital privacy and ensure that companies protect our users' data".
Zuckerberg repeated an apology offered in the previous hearing that Facebook made a "big mistake" by not taking "a broad enough view" of its responsibility.
CA has been accused of mining personal information of millions of Facebook users illegitimately to help political campaigns and influence polls in several countries.
Zuckerberg later said such regulation is inevitable.
"We'll also update our data policy to better spell out what data we collect and how we use it".
The tech mogul's own personal data was stolen during the incident, he said on Wednesday.
Back in the United Kingdom, the secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport Matt Hancock today met with senior Facebook executives to discuss "data issues".
Apr 13 2018
Toys R Us receives several $1bn bids for its Asia unit
Moorfields has been managing the administration of the bust company, after it was unable to pay a 15 million pound tax bill. Failed US toy-store chain Toys'R'Us reportedly plans to sell its Asia business for more than one billion dollars.
Apr 13 2018
US Still Assessing Intel on Alleged Douma Chemical Attack - Mattis
On Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Israel bombed a Syrian military base in response to the chemical attacks . President Trump has publicly announced there will be missiles fired, and USA allies are also indicating they'll be involved.
Apr 13 2018
Almost 260 dead in military plane crash in Algeria
Algeria's defense ministry was quoted by state TV as saying that 247 passengers and 10 flight crew were among those killed. Most merchants near the airbase remained closed for business in a mark of respect for the dead and their families.
Apr 12 2018
Colombia: FARC Warns Peace Deal at 'Most Critical Point' After Leader Arrest
Even the FARC extended financed their insurgency by leveling a "war tax" on cocaine proceeding through land the rebels dominated. However, they're not secure for offenses perpetrated after the December 2016 signing.
Apr 12 2018
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Apr 10 2018
Guardiola: City need to perform the 'perfect game'
Liverpool will be going to the Etihad with a three-goal advantage as they beat Manchester City at Anfield by a three-goal margin. Usually, when they go a goal or two up, they can just dictate the game, set the tempo and get their players on the ball.
Apr 09 2018
IPL 2018: KKR to take on RCB in Kolkata Sunday
The interesting episode of the game, the turning point, arrived in the 15th over of Royal Challengers Bangalore's innings. As many as 16 runs were leaked in the final over by Karnataka pacer Vinay Kumar who had a forgettable comeback for KKR .
Apr 09 2018
Trump says Amazon to get a 'serious look'
The stock dispatched 20.56% performance during the quarter and performance arrived at 51.68% over the last six months. They have fallen as much as 10% in recent weeks as the president has stepped up his attacks on the e-commerce giant.
Apr 07 2018
MTV reboots 'Jersey Shore' with most of the original cast
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is officially a dad. "I have a lot of younger sisters, and I feel like this girl is going to make me softer". A day before their bundle of joy's arrival, Jen documented her trip to the hospital on Instagram Stories .
Apr 06 2018
Tony Finau in second place after round one of the Masters
Finau, ranked No. 34 in the world, ended up withdrawing from the event but stuck around for the final two holes. But in a message to his fans on Twitter last night, Finau admitted he wasn't too anxious about the incident.
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