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Experts Explore the Way Forward after Facebook Data Leak

Experts Explore the Way Forward after Facebook Data Leak

Zuckerberg faced tougher questions from House lawmakers over Facebook's stance than during Tuesday's five-hour session in the Senate, where his defense of data sharing was weakly challenged.

Zuckerberg assured members of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee that users have ultimate control of their Facebook information, but undermined that by saying he was among the 87 million users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. He said, "The internet is growing in importance around the world.I think it is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation".

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.

Wired collated a complete list of all the questions Facebook's CEO said he would have to refer to his team.

"Every time there is a control right there", Zuckerberg said. However, Google gets the thumbs up from users as their services manage to get informed consent, and the company's security measures are also robust, so people don't fear a data breach.

David Louie have highlights of Zuckerberg's second day of Capitol Hill testimony on ABC7 News at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. A day earlier Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning from senators who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians intent on upsetting the USA election. His stake in the company is now worth around $66 billion.

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.

It will be weeks before Facebook responds to Congress and addresses this issue. Information about users "is probably the most valuable thing about Facebook", Walden added.

Although shares of Facebook dipped Thursday morning, they are still up almost 3% since Zuckerberg entered Capitol Hill to face questions from the Senate Tuesday. But he said his company "can do a better job of explaining how advertising works".

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Being able to find that requires a user to go their Facebook settings and clicking on "download a copy of your Facebook data" and then clicking the link that says "download archive". "How is today's apology different?" He offered no details, citing a concern about confidentiality rules of the investigation.

Zuckerberg agreed to the hearings as pressure mounted over the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the company's own admission past year that it had been compromised by Russians trying to influence the 2016 election. For most of our existence, we focused on all of the good that connecting people can do.

"The Cambridge Analytica scandal has simply exposed in a dramatic way what many people have been pointing out for many years - that this is Facebook's business model".

Which companies have users data?

"As this was the first time Mr. Zuckerberg has come to testify before Congress, Mr. McKinley wanted to use this opportunity to press him on the issue", he said.

Republicans have yet to get behind any legislation, but that could change. The CEO replied that he doesn't know.

Zuckerberg clearly admitted to mistakes and took responsibility. Castor asked. Zuckerberg said Facebook announced two weeks ago that it would no longer buy information from data brokers.

In both hearings before the Senate, Zuckerberg only mentioned two kinds of data: the information that people decide to share on the platform, and the data that is automatically collected about people's behavior. As it turns out, the app also asked for permission to access private messages.