Facebook has been in controversies for so long now. Everyday new secrets are being revealed by the company & the man himself Zuckerberg. Now after all the controversies another news came into the limelight. This news says that even Zuckerberg’s data was affected by the Cambridge Analytica Scam. According to Zuckerberg, he himself is a victim of that scam.
According to the reports, he pushed it back on congress member’s suggestions that users do not have enough control of their data on Facebook in the wake of the privacy scandal at the world’s largest social media network.
He said in an interview with the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee,”Every time that someone chooses to share something on Facebook … there is a control. Right there. Not buried in the settings somewhere but right there,”
Instead of his usual gray T-shirt, he wore a dark suit, the hearing was Zuckerberg’s second in two days. (Reuters)
He took questions for nearly five hours in a US Senate on Tuesday, hearing without making any further promises (to support new legislation or change how the social network does business, foiling attempts by senators to pin him down).
Cambridge Analytca Scandal
Cambridge Analytica Website harvested millions of user’s personal information and used it wrongly. This political consultancy has counted US President Donald Trump’s election campaign among its clients (Reports says). Zuckerberg faced broad concerns from members of Congress about how Facebook shares user data.
Representative Frank Pallone of New Jersey asked, “How can consumers have control over their data when Facebook does not have control over the data?”
Also Republican Senator John Kennedy told Zuckerberg on Tuesday, “I don’t want to vote to have to regulate Facebook, but by God, I will. A lot of that depends on you.”
Zuckerberg deflected requests to support specific legislation. Pressed repeatedly by Democratic Senator Ed Markey to endorse a proposed law. This law would require companies to get people’s permission before sharing personal information, Zuckerberg agreed to further talks. “In principle, I think that makes sense, and the details matter, and I look forward to having our team work with you on fleshing that out,” Zuckerberg said.
© Thomson Reuters 2018
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