Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica

An emotional Zuckerberg admitted mistakes were made under intense questioning by senators.

Mark Zuckerberg told Congress that his own data was obtained by Cambridge Analytica amid his platform's latest breach. She raised the question of company's dominant market position, a monopoly of sorts, especially considering the company also owns Instagram and WhatsApp.

Facebook shares closed up 1.2 percent on Wednesday after dips earlier in the day.

"The internet is growing in importance around the world in people's lives and I think that it is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation", Zuckerberg said during testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "It's wonderful for us seniors to connect with our relatives".

We saw a few visual references yesterday, including a hefty printout of Facebook's user agreement, but House members seem to really like their props.

In March, the government had issued a notices to Facebook and CA seeking to know whether personal data of Indian voters was compromised to influence elections in the country. Ed Markey (D-MA) at Tuesday's Senate hearing.

Mark Zuckerberg made the disclosure during his second day of being questioned in Washington.

Going forward, it's unclear how Zuckerberg's testimony will affect his and Facebook's public image. You want to know what Nordstrom sees so that specific jumpsuit just keeps popping up on your newsfeed?

Representativ. G.K. Butterfield, a member of the congressional Black Caucus, pressed Zuckerberg to explain why none of the five individuals listed as part of the company's leadership team are African-American.

Mark Zuckerberg survived his first clash with Congress.

But what comes next is unclear.

However, Zuckerberg added that lawmakers would have to be "careful" about how to put possible regulations in place. But there was no consensus at all on that point - what exactly should be regulated, or even what the biggest problems are. If elected officials actually care about protecting the people they represent, they'll educate themselves about technology and work with tech experts like Zuckerberg to limit data sharing damage. Several lawmakers touted bills they've introduced. In retrospect, that was clearly a mistake.

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"If you think it is hard to pass a bill that affects a lobbyist's favorite client", said Alvaro Bedoya, a former congressional aide who worked on privacy issues for former Senator Al Franken, "try passing a bill that affects all of them".

Using a weak password or leaving yourself logged into your Facebook account on a random computer are easy ways to give the wrong people access to your account.

Luján then asked Zuckerberg if users could opt-out of having Facebook build these profiles of them.

"We have found no evidence that University researchers are improperly gathering personal data".

Zuckerberg confirmed that his company was cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 US Presidential election.

Seemingly unimpressed, Republican Sen.

Zuckerberg copped to making errors, saying that unfortunately it is impossible for his staff to review and process each content request with 100% accuracy. He assured senators the company would have handled the situation differently today. "We took down the app and we demanded that both the app developer and Cambridge Analytica delete and stop using any data that they had".

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.

In the same Ad settings menu, you can also disable a Facebook feature in which it uses your likes and interests to advertise to your friends and family.

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg navigated through the first of two U.S. congressional hearings without making any further promises to support new legislation or change how the social network does business.

Lawmakers also accused the company of violating a Federal Trade Commission order.


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