Zuckerberg mocked over 'booster seat' at hearing

  • Zuckerberg mocked over 'booster seat' at hearing

Zuckerberg mocked over 'booster seat' at hearing

Social media giant Facebook came under fire recently after it was revealed they allowed data firm Cambridge Analytica to access millions of users' data and subsequently used the information to target voters with advertisements during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Facebook does say it expects its expenses to rise as it brings on more employees to deal with security issues and content moderation, and more costs will come with regulation in the USA, the prospect of which Zuckerberg has welcomed.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced a grilling on Capitol Hill over the data privacy scandal rocking his company.

Jelinek on Wednesday expressed support for similar probes from European authorities, like the one launched by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), but added that regulators also need to take a broader look at the practice of data harvesting and its implications for internet users. We use the data that people put into the system in order to make them more relevant.

Yes, numerous illustrious senators and representatives assembled devoted their limited minutes with the CEO of one of the biggest companies in the United States to addressing some very simple elements of how Facebook works (which is lucky for Zuckerberg because he had to concentrate most of his energy on modulating his face in the very natural way that humans do).

SELYUKH: Zuckerberg says non-Facebook users are tracked to make sure they're, for example, not hackers or other malicious actors.

Zuckerberg's ignorance was presumably limited to the term and its usage rather than the concept itself, since Facebook offers non-members the ability to request their personal data. And, with American privacy laws stuck in the digital dark ages, there's now very little recourse for Facebook users whose privacy was breached by the Cambridge Analytica leak, says Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

"I was part of a team that was handling data protection issues on the Facebook platform", he said, "like what happened with Cambridge Analytica".

Facebook shares in the United States were up 1.5 per cent on Wednesday (local time) after dips earlier in the day.

He told me that Dr Kogan's work had raised issues for the university: "Even if an academic does something - quote unquote in their "spare time", with their own company - they still ought to be held to professional standards as a psychologist".

"Senator, we run ads", Zuckerberg said patiently. "I could have set up an identity watch and bank watch to see if any activity was flagged for being unusual", she said.

Zuckerberg: Congressman, I'm not, I'm not familiar with that. "In retrospect it was clearly a mistake to believe them", he said.

Whether Facebook is a politically neutral public forum.

These numbers should be of real concern to Facebook's bottom line. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who asked Zuckerberg: "Is Twitter the same as what you do?". Meanwhile, amid fierce competition in Silicon Valley, the company is said to be closely monitoring morale at the company, though The Journal also reports that many employees appear to be mostly undaunted by the scandal.