Final Status Update
Four hours and 54 minutes after he began testifying, Zuckerberg is done. He was contrite, and he neither agreed to nor objected to most of the senators’ suggestions, pet bills and low-cal condemnations. As many senators noted, regulation could actually be a practiced affair for Facebook — as could a lack of new regulation. But all in all, Zuckerberg emerged unscathed.
Zuckerberg notes photographed with bulleted talking points
Zuckerberg’s notes during the hearing included talking points around how to defend Facebook, election integrity, and, of course, Cambridge Analytica.
Did Facebook have the right incentives?
Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., told Zuckerberg she wants to look into creating fiscal penalties for companies that don’t protect consumers’ individual information.
“There is piddling incentive, whether it’south Facebook or Equifax, to really be ambitious in protecting customer privacy,” said Hassan. “We’ve heard apologies but there is no fiscal incentive.” Zuckerberg said he’d look forrard to a discussion of financial penalties, only he took issue with the idea that Facebook hasn’t felt pain.
“This episode has clearly hurt u.s.,” he said.
While the visitor’s stock soared 4.5 percent Tuesday as Zuckerberg testified, its closing cost of $165.04 per share was down from $193.09 on February 1.
‘Your user understanding sucks’ and other gems from Sen. Kennedy
In his relatively short fourth dimension in the Senate, John Kennedy, R-La., has developed a reputation for delivering the best 1-liners in the bedchamber. Though he had to wait four hours to question Zuckerberg Tuesday, he was ready with his quote machine. Here are the top 5 quotes from Kennedy.
one. “Your user understanding sucks.”
ii. “The purpose of that user understanding is to cover Facebook’s rear end.”
3. “I don’t want to regulate Facebook, but my God, I will.”
4. “In that location are some impurities in the Facebook dial basin.”
5. And, he told the social network titan, “I experience like we’re not connecting.”
Sen. Harris drills down on why Facebook didn’t tell users virtually Cambridge Analytica
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-CA, asks a very pointed question and doesn’t let Zuckerberg dodge — did Facebook talk over notifying its users that their data had been taken by a researcher that worked Cambridge Analytica when the visitor establish out most the data’s misuse?
“Senator, in retrospect, we clearly view it as a mistake that nosotros didn’t inform people and we did that based on false information that the case was airtight and the data had been deleted,” Zuckerberg said.
Sen. Harris quickly interjected, “so, at that place was a decision made on that basis not to inform the users, is that correct?”
“That’s my understanding, yes. And knowing what we know now, there’s a lot of things we should take done differently,” Zuckerberg said.
We’re in our last interruption of the day
We’re in the final stretch for the evening! After the curt break, there will be 13 remaining senators.
Finally, someone asks if Facebook is spying on us through smartphone microphones
Everything today has been a precursor to this.
Sen. Gary Peters, D-MI, asks whether Facebook is listening to people’s conversations through microphones in their smartphones. This is an amazing question considering at that place is a group of people who fervently believe that Facebook is e’er listening to us and and so using that data to target ads.
This has been a running conspiracy theory that Marker Zuckerberg has now responded to.
Zuckerberg says that the company does non.
And really, isn’t it
impressive that Facebook can target ads then well that people recall all their conversations are being listened to?
Facebook does delete your data
Zuckerberg told Sen. Heller, R-N.V., that Facebook does delete a user’due south data if they fully abolish their business relationship. But he didn’t know off the top of his head how long Facebook hangs out to a user’s data before deleting information technology.
Facebook says it can accept up to 90 days for the company to delete a user’southward data afterwards they delete their business relationship: “It may take upward to xc days from the beginning of the deletion process to delete all of the things y’all’ve posted, like your photos, status updates or other data stored in backup systems. While we are deleting this information, it is inaccessible to other people using Facebook.”
No perfect solution on election protection
Autonomous senators take asked Zuckerberg fourth dimension and again what he plans to exercise to make certain Facebook doesn’t go used to improperly influence elections, and he says that’due south a top priority heading into the 2018 midterms in November.
He wants to make it “much harder in the time to come” for outside actors to impropoerly interfere in elections.But, he said, he can’t promises that images spread in 2016 won’t appear on Facebook again.
“I can’t guarantee that,” he said. “I don’t think it would be a realistic expectation … that we’re going to take zero corporeality of that and that we’re going to be 100 per centum successful” at preventing it.
Why Zuckerberg has had a bit of an border at times
MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt notes that it became pretty evident in the first one-half of the hearing that some of the questions asked past senators in their 60s and 70s don’t quite empathise the basics of Facebook engineering, which has left Zuckerberg in a prime number spot to burn back or divert.
What about the News Feed algorithm?
The senators have covered a decent amount of ground so far today, only one thing that hasn’t been asked — what’south up with the algorithm that runs Facebook’south News Feed?
The News Feed is the near central and important part of Facebook, and it’southward how the social network controls what people see. The visitor can — and does — tweak it, most recently announcing that people would exist seeing less news and more from their friends.
Stay tuned for these iii senators withal to come
We’re merely almost halfway through questioning, just a few senators of notation to proceed your ears peeled for: John Kennedy of Louisiana destroys people with simple questions, and both Kamala Harris and Cory Booker who are widely expected to be running for president.
UPDATE: Harris and Booker, who had floor seats, take moved to the dais fifty-fifty though Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., is however at the tables on the floor. Why does that thing? They’ll look more senatorial sitting backside the big wooden permanent belvedere, looking down at the witness, for any video clips they ship effectually to supporters or that brand later newscasts. To be clear, it’due south not just those two — senators from both parties, including those who are decidedly not running for president, accept chosen to move from the floor seats to the main dais, which has many seats left empty from the departure of senators who already have asked their questions.
We become it, you went to Harvard
So many references to how Zuckerberg first built Facebook out of his dorm room. So many.
Reminiscing on ‘The Social Network’
Social Media reacts to Mark Zuckerberg’due south hearing the best way information technology knows how… memes!
Senators introduce a privacy neb of rights
Timing! Senators Ed Markey, D-MA., and Richard Blumenthal, D-CT., accept introduced a new bill that would strength the Federal Trade Commission to create privacy rules to be enforced on big tech companies.
“America deserves a privacy bill of rights that puts consumers, not corporations, in control of their personal, sensitive information,” Markey said in a statement.
A Trump weighs in
Donald Trump Jr. was the get-go Trump family member to tweet a reaction to the hearing today. No surprise here, information technology was about bias on the platform.
President Trump has notwithstanding to tweet on this since Zuckerberg’s hearing began a fiddling over 2 hours agone.
Zuckerberg corrects his reply on Cambridge Analytica
Zuckerberg comes back from interruption with a correction on his previous answer as to why Facebook didn’t boot Cambridge Analytica off its platform. He said that his team told him that Cambridge Analytica was on the platform every bit an advertiser in 2015, contrary to his initial respond.
Cruz grills Zuckerberg on political bias
Under the most intense questioning of the day so far, Zuckerberg told Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that the company didn’t brand decisions well-nigh content or personnel based on political preferences.
Many Americans are “deeply concerned” that Facebook engaged in a “pattern of bias and political censorship” in recent years, Cruz said. He listed the Conservative Political Activeness Conference, a House Republican investigation into the IRS and Glenn Beck, a conservative media personality who was among Cruz’s nearly high-profile supporters, every bit victims of potential bias at Facebook.
Zuckerberg said there was no such effort to impairment conservatives and also rebuffed Cruz’s suggestion that a Facebook employee might have been fired over political differences with the company’south leadership. Facebook’s political action committee gave Cruz $iii,500 in the 2012 election cycle but has not donated to him since.
The commutation stood out in big part because many of the other senators seemed reluctant to go after the Facebook founder.
Zuckerberg trending on Facebook
Micah Grimes, head of social here at NBC News, noticed that Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony has cracked into Facebooks’ trending topics.
Cambridge Analytica Linked to Russian Trolls?
Senator Klobuchar asked Zuckerberg whether Cambridge Analytica and the Russian disinformation entrada run out of Leningrad’s Cyberspace Research Agency (IRA) many have been targeting the same users.
“We’re investigating that now. Nosotros believe that information technology is entirely possible that at that place will exist a connection at that place,” Zuckerberg answered.
Facebook estimates that 126 million people were exposed to IRA content on its platform while 87 million of its users’ data was swept up past Cambridge Analytica, but this is the first suggestion by the company that there may be a link between the ii.
What is Full Data Awareness?
As MSNBC’s Chris Hayes explains…”Full Information Awareness was the abstraction of John Poindexter, the Reagan administration official who got his confidence in the Iran-Contra scandal overturned on appeal. At the time, it was designed to be a sweeping new electronic information-mining program, to access all sorts of digital information from just about anywhere.”
Facebook is ‘responsible’ for content
This is quite a statement from Marker Zuckerberg: “I agree that we are responsible for the content.”
Facebook, like many online platforms, have for years clung to the notion of “safety harbor” — that tech platforms are most definitely NOT responsible for what’south on their platform.
Zuckerberg contradicting that is no small affair — and something that could mean big changes for Facebook and other major tech companies it condom harbor becomes a thing of the past.
Just a rough estimate
Zuckerberg doesn’t want you to know where he sleeps
It sounded pretty personal: Would Zuckerberg share the name of the hotel he stayed in terminal nighttime in an open hearing, Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Sick., asked.
No, a surprised-sounding Zuckerberg said, he would not. The exchange drew a round of hearty chuckles.
What about the names of the people he’d interacted with through direct letters in the past week?
“No,” Zuckerberg said, still sounding a trivial thrown off by Durbin’south line of questioning. “I would not choose to exercise that publicly here.”
That, Durbin said, is the reason lawmakers and the public are concerned about Facebook’s use of personal data.
People are worried most the “right to privacy — the limits of your right to privacy and how much yous requite abroad in mod American in the name of ‘connecting people.’”
Zuckerberg jumped to defend his visitor’south privacy policies, which he’d previously acknowledged few users ever read, and noted that users can choose privacy settings on their pages.
“I call up everyone should take command over how their information is used,” he said. “That is laid out in some of the documents, but, more importantly, you want to give people command in the product itself.”
Telly starting to turn abroad from Zuckerberg testimony
Just about every TV news functioning started off on the Zuckerberg testimony but many of them are moving on — a change that won’t upset anyone at Facebook.
Zuckerberg gives tepid back up to 72-60 minutes rule
On starting time chroma, Zuckerberg said, he likes the idea of a regulation requiring companies to tell users within 72 hours if their data privacy has been breached.
“That makes sense to me,” Zuckerberg told Sen. Amy Klobuchar, R-Minn. But he left a lilliputian wiggle room: “I think we should take our squad follow up with yours.”
GDPR in the U.S.?
Zuckerberg addressed whether Facebook would extend the privacy protections recently codified in Europe to users in the United States on a call with reporters last week, calling the new European regulations, “very positive.”
“We intend to brand all the aforementioned controls and settings available everywhere, non just in Europe. Is it going to exist exactly the same format? Probably not. We need to effigy out what makes sense in unlike markets with the different laws and different places. Just — permit me repeat this — we’ll make all controls and settings the same everywhere, not just in Europe.”
Passed in 2016 and set to accept effect this May, the GDPR institutes strict rules about the kind of information that companies can collect and shop, and gives users more than control over their own privacy, including in some instances, the ability to request deletion of i’due south data under their ‘correct to exist forgotten.’ Information technology also sets fines and penalties for data misuse and breaches.
Zuckerberg has apologized once so far
Zuckerberg has a lot of following upward to do
He’due south gonna accept some homework. Zuckerberg has dodged a handful of questions past proverb he would follow up with senators nigh certain topics.
And people are starting to discover.
Lindsey Graham pushes Zuckerberg on competition (or lack thereof)
Some of the toughest questioning then far comes from Sen. Lindsey Graham, who pushes Zuckerberg on whether Facebook is a monopoly.
When asked straight up whether Facebook has a monopoly, Zuckerberg responds “It certainly doesn’t feel like that to me.” The response is met with some gentle laughter.
Graham stays on him, also request nearly European regulations and if those rules are correct.
“I recollect they become things right,” Zuckerberg responds, followed past a few more than calorie-free chuckles.
Worst job in the Senate
While Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt., asked Zuckerberg about detest spoken language removal on Facebook, an adjutant had to stand backside Leahy holding upwardly massive poster-boards with examples of detest spoken language.
Watch Zuckerberg’s full opening statement
He said “I’yard sorry” just one time.
Who’due south sitting backside Zuckerberg?
Joel Kaplan VP of global policy — seated in the left of the frame / Zuckerberg’s right.
Myriah Jordan public policy director — seated in the correct of the frame / Zuckerberg’southward left.
Per a Facebook spokesperson.
Facebook talking to Special Counsel
Under questioning from Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt., Zuckerberg says Facebook has been working with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 ballot. He says he has not personally spoken to the special counsel. “I have not,” he said.
What is this European privacy stuff?
There’due south been a few references to different data privacy rules coming out of Europe.
Background on that: A rule chosen General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is taking result on May 25 and puts in place new rules about how companies store personal information and requires companies to alert consumers about data breaches within 72 hours.
Read more than on the rules hither.
Interesting phrasing from Zuckerberg on a question near Facebook, ads and its business model. In response to a question from Sen. Hatch about whether it’south Zuckerberg’southward “objective” that Facebook always exist free, Zuckerberg responds: “There will e’er exist a version of Facebook that is free.”
Maybe just phrasing, but information technology would sound like Zuckerberg leaving just a little wiggle room for another “version” of Facebook that would cost money.
‘Nosotros run ads’
Peradventure the moment of the testimony so far. In response to a line of questioning from Sen. Orrin Hatch about how Facebook remains gratuitous, Mark Zuckerberg pauses a beat and puts information technology obviously: “Senator, we run ads.”
‘This Is an arms race’
Zuckerberg told Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., that Facebook has had a “better record” since the 2016 election, citing campaigns in Germany, French republic and Alabama every bit examples where the company was able to use artificial intelligence to identify malicious fake accounts.
Simply, he warned, foreign actors are constantly trying to develop new ways to evade Facebook’s countermeasures.
“This is an artillery race,” he said.
Facebook stock still on the rise
Facebook stock was up earlier and it’s only connected to get up every bit Zuckerberg’s testimony has gotten rolling.
Facebook shares are now up effectually 5 pct on the twenty-four hour period, though it’due south all the same lower than its highs in early February.
Sorry seems to be the most common discussion
Sen. Thune gets to the heart of the matter, pointing to Facebook’s long rails record of privacy mistakes and subsequent apologies.
Facebook made $39.9 billion in ad revenue in 2017
Nosotros’re talking about ads on Facebook, considering Facebook is an advertizement juggernaut. Facebook made $39.nine billion in ad revenue in 2017, which is more than just nearly every other tech company that’s non Google.
Question from Sen. Nelson, who likes chocolate but possibly doesn’t want anyone to know
Sen. Nelson went into a long and winding story about how he likes chocolate and so sees ads well-nigh chocolate on Facebook, but possibly doesn’t want the ads. This led him to inquire about Sheryl Sandberg’southward thought from a recent interview with “Today” most having Facebook users potentially pay to not receive ads.
Zuckerberg responded by saying people don’t read the privacy disclosures. The longer they are, the less likely it is that users will read them, he said, calculation that Facebook has a “simple” disclosure. He pretty much dodged the Sandberg hypothetical.
Here’s a reminder of how much Mark is worth
Mark Zuckerberg is the 5th-richest man in the world, with a sweet $64.8 billion, according to Forbes. He sits behind Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Bernard Arnault, who owns Louis Vuitton and Sephora.
Cambridge Analytica is firing dorsum right now
Interesting timing here from Cambridge Analytica. The visitor has chosen to counter-program Zuckerberg’s hearing past tweeting out a defense of its operation, challenge that information technology acted responsibly and did not break whatever laws and that an independent audit will exonerate the company.
So, Cambridge Analytica is live blogging the hearing
Nosotros’re keeping an heart on it.
Practice makes perfect
Savannah Guthrie reports that Marking Zuckerberg participated in four full practice sessions in preparation for today’s testimony.
A gustatory modality of his ain medicine
The photos of photographers surrounding Zuckerberg as he sabbatum downwardly have already become the source of a shared joke — around Facebook’due south privacy policies.
Ban opening statements?
Tech reporters aren’t terribly keen on the prepared statements from Senators.
Why isn’t the hearing on Facebook’s trending list :thinking face emoji:
NBC News’ Claire Atkinson noticed on her personal Facebook’s trending list that this hearing was nowhere to be found. It could just be a coincidence — our social media director points out that it could accept a while for something like this to rise — but worth noting.
All optics on Zuckerberg
It’s wall-to-wall coverage of the hearing from broadcast and cable news channels.
Zuckerberg has entered the room. He is in a suit.
Zuckerberg walked into the packed hearing room at two:29 p.thousand. ET wearing a night blue suit and a low-cal bluish tie with cameras clicking to capture every movement of a facial musculus. He spoke to one of his aides. Shook hands with Sen. Kennedy of Louisiana and Sen. Johnson of Wisconsin, who both came forwards to greet him while other senators remained seated in their chairs. The room was silent only for the hundreds of clicks, like insect wings flapping on a summertime night.
He was also seen grinning for a brief moment.
Can someone please explicate this chair state of affairs?
ICYMI: A troll is present for the hearing
A Russian troll.
Protest group Code Pink in the house
Information technology wouldn’t be a major congressional hearing without Code Pink, the protest group that emerged in opposition to the Iraq war. Several Lawmaking Pink activists stood upwards about 2:xv p.m. ET, the original showtime time for the hearing with signs saying “protect our privacy,” “terminate corporate spying,” and, with an ironic twist “like usa on Facebook.” Their images were captured by the legion of photographers clicking away here and then they took their seats peacefully.
We are most a million hours away from this beingness over
And so grab a snack, settle in, and get started with one of the primeval known video interviews of Zuckerberg, who asks at the beginning whether he should put down his beer.
Where nosotros’re at with the stock market
Upcoming question will start with: ‘Are you actually…”
Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, who is facing a tough re-election race in Florida against Gov. Rick Scott, plans to ask the post-obit questions, according to his office: “Are y’all actually considering making Facebook users, like me and folks in my home state, pay you lot not to use our information?” and “Does Facebook consider my personal data to be the company data or my information?”
Nelson will also rip Facebook in his opening statement. “Facebook has a responsibility to protect this personal information,” he’ll say, according to his part. “Unfortunately, I believe that the company failed to do and then. This is not the first fourth dimension Facebook has mishandled its users’ data.”
More than 200 people lining up for the large result
Marking McKinnon of the Showtime show “The Circus” is in the firm … and the line is more than 200 people, stretching down a roughly 200-foot hallway, down a flying of stairs and down a hallway in the adjoining Dirksen building.
Today’s hot ticket is getting inside Room 216
Information technology looked like a Hollywood manager’due south dream inside Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building a couple of hours before Zuckerberg’south swearing in.
In addition to the permanent belvedere, which allows senators to look down on witnesses, Senate staff had jam-packed the floor of the hearing room with extra tables and 17 boosted blackness-leather chairs to accommodate the whopping 44 lawmakers who serve on the ii committees of jurisdiction.
A cardboard placard with “Mr. Marker Zuckerberg” printed in black lettering sat at the witness table with a shorter chair.
Seldom, if ever, has a seat in Hart 216 ever been such a hot ticket — perhaps not fifty-fifty during Sonia Sotomayor’s successful hearing in 2009 or Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony in 2013.
Seventy-ix members of the public formed a line wrapping around a corner and downward a long hallway, and protesters, some dressed in costumes and holding signs with Zuckerberg’s likeness, milled about outside Hart.
“I call back he’s sorry he got caught,” said Michael Gargiulo, CEO of VPN.com, who was demonstrating next to people dressed as Abraham Lincoln, Spider Human, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. Congress should pass a law mandating “jail fourth dimension” for executives of companies that don’t disembalm data breaches within 72 hours of learning about them, he said.
Twitter joins Facebook in supporting Honest Ads Human activity
Facebook has already said it’s going to support legislation that regulates how political ads are shown online. Now, we tin can add Twitter to that list.
The movement past Twitter leaves Google as the simply other major tech company to not support the Honest Ads Act, which would require companies to continue records of political ad buys and take steps to make sure foreign countries or entities aren’t ownership ads to swing elections.
Tweetstorm of the hour
A erstwhile chief technologist for the Federal Trade Committee went on a tear this morning saying we shouldn’t buy that Facebook was defenseless off baby-sit by privacy violations.
This is also notable because the FTC is currently looking into how Facebook handled user information. The social network faces a tape fine if the FTC finds that it violated a 2011 agreement reached over a dissimilar privacy investigation.
Theoretically — very much just a back-of-the-envelope calculation — Facebook could face a fine in the multiple TRILLIONS of dollars.
Some other potential line of questioning?
The expectation is that there volition be a lot of questions about privacy, but there’s some calls for senators to push Facebook over whether its marketplace power has become too dominant.
Matt Stoller, a beau at nonprofit think tank Open up Markets Institute, has some suggestions for how senators should approach the topic.
Tracking the Facebook stock drop
At that place’southward a sure sense of fatalism among people who sentry Facebook closely, a feeling that this is all just a minor annoyance for the social network and its CEO/cofounder Mark Zuckerberg.
That might be truthful, only the Cambridge Analytica fiasco has hurt the company in one very definite way — its market value. Facebook stock has dropped sharply in recent weeks. The company is however worth effectually $467 billion, but that’s downward from about $560 billion in early February.
Here’due south an interesting annunciation…
But hours before Zuckerberg’due south testimony, Facebook is launching a advantage system for people to report apps that misuse data.
Collin Greene, Facebook’s head of product security, announced the new programme in a blog post. Many companies including Facebook accept then-called “bug bounty” programs, which reward people with cash for finding things similar security flaws.
“This program volition reward people with beginning-manus knowledge and proof of cases where a Facebook platform app collects and transfers people’s data to another political party to be sold, stolen or used for scams or political influence,” Greene wrote. “Just like the problems compensation program, we will reward based on the impact of each report. While at that place is no maximum, high impact bug reports accept garnered as much as $twoscore,000 for people who bring them to our attention.”
Caption contest: 100 Zuckerbergs
Sen. Coons woke upwards ready
Chris Coons, who will be among the 44 senators questioning Mark Zuckerberg today, is already bellyaching.
He posted on Twitter this morning that he found fake Facebook accounts using his identity and alleged that some of the other profiles that were friends with those accounts “appear to exist Russian.”
10 people downloaded a quiz. At present their friends probably detest them
Sometimes the numbers involved in these data breaches are and then big that they can lose significant.
New Zealand, however, has provided u.s.a. with a reminder of simply how dumbo our social networks can be — and why it matters that Facebook let researchers grab data of people who were friends with users who used third-party apps.
The Guardian reports that merely x New Zealanders who downloaded the personality quiz app linked to data that was allegedly used by Cambridge Analytica ended up exposing more than 63,000 of their fellow citizens.
It’south a stark reminder of just how much of our data tin can exist up for grabs in a simple shift from “just me” to “me and my friends.”
Swisher on ‘boy genius’ Zuckerberg: ‘He’southward 33 years old and has 2 children’
Facebook PAC donation to senators
Ahead of the testimony from Zuckerberg today, why not check out the contributions that senators on the Judiciary and Commerce, Science and Transportation committees have received for their campaigns from Facebook’southward PAC since it started making political donations in the 2012 election bicycle.
The totals are based on an NBC review of data from the Centre for Responsive Politics.
Check out the full interactive
This might be the longest hallway ever
Zuckerberg releases prepared statement for his testimony
On Monday, Zuckerberg released his prepared statement for his testimony, issuing an apology and taking responsibility for its indiscretions.
“We didn’t accept a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a large mistake,” he wrote. “It was my mistake, and I’chiliad deplorable. I started Facebook, I run information technology, and I’m responsible for what happens here.”
Zuckerberg wrote that he now realizes that the visitor stated goal of connecting people had been short sighted.
“It’due south non enough to just connect people, we have to make sure those connections are positive,” Zuckerberg wrote in his statement. “It’s non plenty to just give people a vox, we have to make certain people aren’t using it to hurt people or spread misinformation.”
Apple co-founder says Zuckerberg could fix Facebook, but won’t
In an interview Monday with MSNBC’south Ali Velshi, Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak said Mark Zuckerberg won’t do anything to fix Facebook.
“He could but he won’t,” Wozniak said. “Personalities don’t change.”
“I’thou going to flim-flam you out a little and pretend to exercise little light things, but naught that is going to price me money over your privacy,” he added of Zuckerberg.
Wozniak recently announced that he is deleting his Facebook account in low-cal of the company’s data privacy issues. He explained to MSNBC’s Ali Velshi he’s for the “petty guys, the users,” and challenged Facebook for making the user their product, a critique like to one recently fabricated by current Apple CEO, Tim Cook on MSNBC.
Privacy issues aren’t exactly new for Facebook
Facebook’s contempo crunch is only one of many privacy issues that company has had to deal with in its relatively short beingness.
Taking a footstep back to look at Facebook’south pattern of privacy bug provides an important perspective on just how many times the company has faced serious criticism.
for a rundown of the biggest privacy bug Facebook has faced to date.