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Zuckerberg summoned by Congress as lawmakers fume over data leak

24 Marcha 2018, 10:58 | Dolorita Barahona

Zuckerberg admits mistakes as Facebook stock loses billions

Mark Zuckerberg finally weighs in on Cambridge Analytica

The UK parliamentary media committee has also summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking how Facebook uses data of the users.

Stating that Facebook itself was duped by Cambridge Analytica and that a "breach of trust" between the company, its officers and Facebook had occurred, Zuckerberg also stated that there was a breach of trust "between Facebook and the people who share their data with us" and that it was his job to fix that.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg said the social media giant would do a full forensic audit if it detected any suspicious activity from here on.

Facebook Inc. came under further pressure from lawmakers, investors, advertisers and users on Thursday, the day after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg admitted the social media network made mistakes in letting 50 million users' data get into the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Walden's panel is sending a letter to Facebook requesting Zuckerberg's presence.

The employee, Christopher Wylie, told ABC News he helped found the firm and worked there until 2014. "That is where the fight happens".

"Cambridge Analytica and Kogan and the other folks with whom data was shared - we asked for formal certification that they didn't have the data from anyone in the Facebook community or that they deleted it". Then Kogan sold the same data to a company called Cambridge Analytica, which a voter profiling company in US.

After Facebook learned how Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan was harvesting its users' data (again, through rules and APIs specifically allowed and written by Facebook), it likely realized that maybe it's not a good idea to allow third parties to collect friends' data without their consent.

Lawmakers in the USA and United Kingdom are calling for the governments to investigate.

Zuckerberg also pointed out that the social media outfit has concluded plans to review thousands of apps, but sought the patience of the public because the process was going to take a while considering the volume of apps to review. They are entertaining. They are fun to share and learn about people. And like Zuckerberg, Sandberg said she expected more regulation in Facebook's future.

Mark Zuckerberg, however, could not explain why it took nearly three years for Facebook to take action when it learnt about the data breach as early as 2015.

A class action lawsuit was filed in Chicago against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Thursday.

Numerous politicians in both the USA and United Kingdom have called on Zuckerberg to testify about the company's data practices. It is notoriously hard to track down and secure personal information once it has been unleashed online, experts and former Facebook employees say.

In this August 6, 2015, file photo Facebook Elections signs stand in the media area in Cleveland before the first Republican presidential debate.

Asked about Facebook customers deleting their accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mr Hancock said: "Of course I understand why people are deleting Facebook accounts".

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