Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg testifies before US Congress over data privacy scandal

"There are armies of fake bots that are attempting to sow division and spread hate", Greenberg told Newsweek. India is scheduled to hold general elections in 2019. Still, it is notable that Zuckerberg confirmed the company's cooperation with Mueller's team. He also said the company is investigating every app that had access to a large amount of information before the company moved to prevent such access in 2014 - actions that came too late in the Cambridge Analytica case. Since April 5, the letter has collected more than 890,000 signatures.

Facebook has now posted advice informing users on how their third-party apps use their data, and announced there will be an internal audit once the government completes its investigation. Cambridge Analytica, a consulting firm affiliated with Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, obtained users' data through an app that was purportedly a research tool.

Greene said the new offer was inspired by the "bug bounty" offered by Facebook and other online services to reward people who find security flaws. Zuckerberg said he favors the right type of regulation.

Zuckerberg's answers will continue into a second day. "This is not a proactive approach to crisis management". The New York Times reported that Facebook "hired a team of experts, including a former special assistant to President George W. Bush, to put Mr. Zuckerberg, 33, a cerebral coder who is uncomfortable speaking in public, through a crash course in humility and charm". Cramer said he'd like to ask how Facebook's revenue model would be affected if it weren't able to use personal data to guide advertising.

Zuckerberg had apologized many times already, to users and the public, but this was the first time in his career that he had gone before Congress.

"We expected them to do a number of more traditional cyber attacks, which we did identify and notify the campaigns that they were trying to hack into them", he said.

"Anybody can be taken by this", said Bagnetto, 38, a triathlon coach who lives in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and said he didn't blame whichever of his friends took the quiz for exposing his data.

"I think that might be what this is all about - your right to privacy, the limits of your right to privacy, and how much you'd give away in modern America", Durbin said.

Additionally, those potentially impacted by CA will also see the alert that will take them to see what data might have been shared. "This includes the basic responsibility of protecting people's information, which we failed to do with Cambridge Analytica". "I'll have my team get back to you on that".

Under Diversity, he wrote, 'Silicon Valley has a problem and Facebook is part of that problem'.

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