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Mark Zuckerberg admits his own data was obtained by Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg admits his own data was obtained by Cambridge Analytica

While facing congress, Zuckerberg answered questions from senators on a number of topics, including privacy, "data-mining", the company's regulations and even how it makes money.

Barton had asked about what data Facebook shares with third parties about people under the age of 18.

Congressman McNerney later asked whether the user information that people can download from Facebook contained all of the information which Facebook holds on them.

"We continue to have these abuses and these data breaches, but at the same time, it doesn't seem like future activities are prevented", DeGette responded.

"We find offers to purchase opioids all over social media and the Internet, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Google, Yahoo, and Bing", Gottlieb said.

The acting chief executive officer of Cambridge Analytica, the political data firm embroiled in controversy after improperly sharing data from some 87 million Facebook users, has stepped down.

Were you one of the 87 million Facebook subscribers whose information was harvested by Cambridge Analytica?

Facebook on Monday said: "Our goals are to understand Facebook's impact on upcoming elections - like Brazil, India, Mexico and the United States midterms - and to inform our future product and policy decisions".




In a statement following the meeting, described as "robust but constructive", Mr Hancock said: "Social media companies are not above the law and will not be allowed to shirk their responsibilities to our citizens".

The 33-year-old tech mogul was on Capitol Hill to face a second day of grilling from USA lawmakers over the data leak scandal which saw 87 million users - including 1 million Brits - have their personal info harvested.

"Today the primary way that content regulation works here.is that people can share what they want on the service, and then if someone sees an issue they flag it to us, and then we will review it", he continued.

Those who are affected by the scandal will receive a warning for using the Cambridge Analytica app, which means they are also likely to be responsible for their friends and acquaintances data being handed over to the firm, as they are a victim by proxy.

"How can consumers have control over their data when Facebook does not have control over the data?"

"We need to understand whether there was something bad going on at Cambridge University overall that will require stronger action from us".

During the grilling session, a Senator asked Zuckerberg who owned an individual's presence online?

And Lujan had more hard questions for the Facebook founder. He clarified that the company wasn't tracking user data.

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