Apr 11, 2018

Facebook's Zuckerberg says his data was harvested

Facebook's chief executive has revealed that his data was among that harvested in a privacy scandal. The institution is where the researcher who had collected and sold personal data to Cambridge Analytica was based. "What we found now is that there's a whole programme associated with Cambridge University where... there were a number of other researchers building similar apps," Mr Zuckerberg said. Mr Zuckerberg had earlier apologised for having failed to check in 2015 that Cambridge Analytica had deleted information gathered about millions of Facebook users, after learning that the political consultancy had acquired the records. Elsewhere in the hearing, Mr Zuckerberg acknowledged that he believed it was "Inevitable" that the internet would need new regulations.

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