Everyone Is Dunking on Mark Zuckerberg About His Facebook Congressional Hearing

When asked to publicize his hotel of choice, Mark Zuckerberg suddenly learned the value of privacy

When asked to publicize his hotel of choice, Mark Zuckerberg suddenly learned the value of privacy

Ed Markey to endorse a proposed law that would require companies to get people's permission before sharing personal information, Zuckerberg agreed to further talks.

"If he was concerned about his platform being a place for all ideas, then why would he put algorithms in place to censor some ideas?" He didn't have any suggestions about what type of Facebook regulation might be appropriate, but he did say that he would send some suggestions to lawmakers' offices.

Long. "Diamond and Silk have a question for you and that question is: what is unsafe about two black women supporting President Donald J. Trump?"

"We are two women of color, how are we unsafe?"

Facebook reportedly discovered in 2015 that user data had been sold to Cambridge Analytica. While none of these entrepreneurs' companies directly compete with Facebook, they all want that next big data idea because by 2025, the average internet user will connect with a device once every 18 seconds - upwards of eight times more per day than they do now. In contrast to their amiably confused counterparts in the Senate, members of the House committee demonstrated a generally better command of how Facebook works and how its efforts to develop richly detailed advertising profiles for billions of people have created privacy concerns around the world. Zuckerberg also said the company didn't inform the Federal Trade Commission about the incident. Data collectors or processors would incur these fines if they do not do enough to protect user data, obtain "sufficient customer consent", or violate any of the other regulatory requirements. Frank Pallone, a Democrat from New Jersey, for a "yes" or "no" answer on whether Facebook would commit to changing its default settings to minimize data collection "to the greatest extent possible".


"Cambridge Analytica did not "hack" Facebook", the statement, distributed on Monday afternoon, read. Edward Markey of MA on Tuesday. "They are doing nothing and overreacting".

A number of Republican lawmakers echoed that point, expressing interest in whether Obama's camp had run data operations similar to Cambridge Analytica's.

Cambridge Analytica suspended its previous CEO, Alexander Nix, one day after he alluded to tactics of the firm that may have violated US campaign finance laws in a hidden-camera expose by Britain's Channel 4.

But few realize how much Facebook collects, including "cross device" targeting that tracks the apps on their phones, as well as their offline activity - such as their physical location, what they buy in stores and all of their web browsing. "Through those tools, Facebook is able to collect information from all of us", she said, referring to Facebook "Like" buttons that appear on many websites. To which Zuckerberg responded, "Yes, there will always be a version of Facebook that is free".

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