Lawmakers Ask Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tougher Questions As Testimony Continues

He then upped the stakes, creating a course on the Coursera platform examining the business model of these types of education intermediaries. It will look for misuses of personal information and then alert users if it finds anything suspicious. It's not too big to be tightly regulated by experts, and it's not too big to be reformed in ways that could help us all.

Separately, the company began alerting some of its users that their data was gathered by Cambridge Analytica.

With 1.3 million followers on Facebook, Diamond and Silk are a North Carolina-based pair of sisters who grew a substantial conservative fanbase thanks to their charismatic videos supporting President Donald Trump. You explain that users signed up for Facebook's vampire kiss, and that in fact they're completely in control of the flow rates of their data and exact location of the puncture wounds.

Zuckerberg's answer came as he testified in front of 44 US senators during a joint session of Justice and Commerce Committee over Facebook's data policies.

Not so fast, the much older senators told Zuckerberg, 33, who was perched atop a seat pillow for the much-anticipated hearing into whether and how the breach affected the 2016 elections. "You can actually hear a break in his voice as he apologizes, and that is very difficult to fake". I've long been obsessed by the nuanced focus on apparel in Silicon Valley. He expects the U.S. economy to slow next year and predicts cyclical sectors, which rise and fall in line with economic growth, to suffer as a result.

Although analysts generally seem to agree that Zuckerberg held his own, Enderle warns that the testimony is only symptomatic of more trouble yet to come for the social network. There are conversations I have with my friends that I wouldn't want my family to see. In earlier interviews, he mused on the "philosophical question" of helming a community of more than 2 billion active users, and about his "social mission" of connecting the world in new ways.

Even if Zuckerberg was a saint and didn't care a whit about profit, chances are social media is still just plain bad for democracy. His remarks closely echoed what he and other executives have repeated in numerous blog posts and press interviews over the last week or so - and shows how Facebook has managed to largely stay ahead of lawmakers' questions.

SELYUKH: Yes. A number of concessions came out of Zuckerberg, especially on how much Facebook knows about people. Now that democracy itself might be at stake, they need someone to blame. After it launched Beacon in 2007, sharing data with advertisers in outside web sites and apps, he said "we simply did a bad job with this release, and I apologize for it. People need to be able to explicitly choose what they share".

And it may surprise you that on Facebook's page when you go to "I don't have a Facebook account and would like to request all my personal data stored by Facebook" it takes you to a form that says "go to your Facebook page and then on your account settings you can download your data". "It's not like his eyes are darting, or he's looking at the ceiling or the floor, like he has something to hide".

Lujan: It may surprise you that we've not talked about this a lot today.

Many people logged in on their devices expecting to see a message at the top of their news feed reading "Protecting Your Information", as was described in numerous articles. "Going to solve this one", read Zuckerberg's notes under the heading "Accountability" and the bullet point "Resign?"

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