Zuckerberg: Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook to stated US lawmaker that his data is being harvested and is sold by Cambridge Analytica. Now he is planning on taking legal action against the British firm that involves in hijacking personal information and using the data for political purposes. When Zuckerberg was asked by the lawmakers that if his personal data was including the information which was sold to the third party his answer was “yes”.
Cambridge Analytica has harmed 87 million users personal information and half of them were from India. The lawmakers said that the Americans are worried about how the Facebook will guard and help from its user’s data. Facebook has started the operation this Monday of securing out the users those whose data have been broken out. Answering the fire of question, Zuckerberg, 33 he said the company needs time to go through the work and make the changes. He said that he is dedicated to correct the issue and it is a responsibility of securing people’s information which they fail with Cambridge Analytica.
He said that Cambridge Analytica badly receives information of millions of Facebook users by obtaining it from an app developer which people had shared. He also added that this detail was the normal detail that people use to share publicly on their profile pages such as name, profile picture and the list of pages which they support. When they communicated with Cambridge Analytica they said that they have deleted the data. Then after a month, Zuckerberg heard that this was not real.
The Facebook is now working with the US and UK governments to clear all the issues made by them and discard the data they are still having. In the meantime, Facebook is studying every app to make sure that no other app developers are mistreating the data if any data is caught misusing the data he said they will ban them from the Facebook platform. So that no one gets affected. In 2014 they had made some huge changes which will stop this particular situation with Cambridge Analytica from occurring again he announced.
He said that Facebook has excluded the opportunity for advertisers to ban ethnic groups from being the victim. He said Facebook is not a media or a financial institution. It did not sell data. He recognizes that Facebook is a technology company that has engineers who write code and create products and services for other people. They pay to help create content. They help people to connect each other and he considers personally to be an aerospace company.
He also adds that he is now clear for not preventing these devices from being practiced for harm. They did not take a wide way of responsibility which was a big mistake. He said he has done the big mistake and felt sorry that he started Facebook, run it and will end the day. Mark said he is responsible for what has happened.