Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg apologises for data leak

"I think this was clearly a mistake in retrospect".

Zuckerberg attributes his silence to his focus on understanding "exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn't happen again".

In 2007, we launched the Facebook Platform with the vision that more apps should be social.

"The new AI tools we built after the 2016 elections found, I think, more than 30,000 fake accounts that we believe were linked to Russian sources who were trying to do the same kind of tactics they did in the U.S. in the 2016 election". Data could only be shared if the other friend had also enabled authorized Kogan. An app's developer will no longer have access to data from people who haven't used that app in three months. The company will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before it changed its platform stand in 2014 to reduce data access. The app asked the users for the personal details of their Facebook friends.

Many are angry at why Facebook didn't react sooner, or do more, to ensure that user data was safe.

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has been called on by a parliamentary committee to give evidence about the use of personal data harvested from the site by Cambridge Analytica. "They provided these certifications", confirms Zuckerberg. "And when we heard that, that's against the policy, we immediately banned Kogan's app".

The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica development has just scratched the surface.

Lawmakers in the US and United Kingdom are calling for the governments to investigate. Facebook, on its first reaction, said that there was no data breach at all.


Thompson spoke to CBSN about his interview with Zuckerberg, who revealed "there are probably 15 changes" it will take "to further restrict data".

And lastly, the company plans to outline the permissions you're giving up more clearly, as well as present a tool for removing these permissions on-the-fly. The next time you sign in to a third party app using your Facebook credentials, the social network will only allow the app to get access to your name, profile photo, and email address.

"We're committed to getting that right going forward".

Zuckerberg sold 1.14 million shares in the two weeks preceding the company's latest calamity - more than any other insider at any other company.

"I actually am not sure we shouldn't be regulated".

Beyond the steps we had already taken in 2014, I believe these are the next steps we must take to continue to secure our platform.

The Tory MP said he now wants to hear from a senior Facebook executive "with the sufficient authority", adding: "Given your commitment at the start of the New Year to "fixing" Facebook, I hope that this representative will be you".


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