A congressman asked Mark Zuckerberg if 'Facemash' was still up and running

Mark Zuckerberg’s Ex Speechwriter Is Calling BS On His Claims Of Ignorance

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking during a Reuters interview at the University of Bogota. While not all respondents were Facebook users, a whopping 17% of respondents reported having removed the Facebook app from their smartphones, and 9% had deleted their accounts altogether.

"Every time that someone chooses to share something on Facebook. there is a control".

Watched by millions online, even Facebook's harshest critics found little new to bash the company with, or its 33-year-old founder, whose fortune rose to more than €50bn in the last week.

"Contrary to Mr Zuckerberg's assertion, Facebook is a virtual monopoly and monopolies need to be regulated", Graham said after the hearing.

Investors were impressed with his performance. It moved even higher when he started addressing the questions from lawmakers and finished the day with a 4.5 percent gain. They were down 0.7 per cent in early trading yesterday.

The survey research was conducted on 10,000 respondents across 10 nations in January and February, prior to recent revelations that the British data firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly harvested personal data from up to 87 million Facebook users to create targeted political ads.

Daniel Gillmor, a senior staff technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union who is also a non-Facebook user said that there are two ways that the platform collects information about non-users like him: From other Facebook users associated to him, and from sites on the open web.

New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, the top Democrat on the panel and a 30-year veteran of the House, said at the beginning of the hearing that he plans to work on legislation but is pessimistic that Congress will pass anything. Yet thanks to a decade of data on students' privacy preferences, we now know that as time goes by, ever more users discover Facebook's privacy settings and figure out how to use them. Some even raised the possibility of regulating social media networks.

Zuckerberg and his creation are in trouble, it appears, with Facebook's share price all over the shop. "A lot of that depends on you".

Whether he will support a law to protect the rights to privacy specifically for people under the age of 16.

This means that your IRL - as we say "in real life" on Facebook - friend might make some totally innocuous remark, one of their friends who they have never met might provide an incendiary reply and you end up feeling furious.

He added that Facebook is cooperating with the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

While some of the questions were clearly too specific for Zuckerberg to answer without referring to some sort of written documents, many of his "follow up" promises were nothing more than his lawyer-coached way of saying no or refusing to answer a question. "How is today's apology different?"

Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom had the highest share of respondents - about 33 percent - who say that Facebook is having a "negative impact on society," according to McGinn's new survey.

The controversy has brought a flood of bad publicity and sent the company's stock value plunging, but Zuckerberg seemed to achieve a measure of success in countering that.

Seeking clarity, Long asked Zuckerberg if his interpretation of Facemash was on target, a question that led to a brief and awkward pause from Zuckerberg.



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