Facebook CEO Zuckerberg says his personal data sold to others

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Cybersecurity author Scott Schober says the public is only now learning the extent of the data being collected on Facebook's users. "So far, we've done nothing on Facebook".

Mark Zuckerberg, the 33-year-old billionaire founder of Facebook, wound up two days of hearings on Capitol Hill, explaining the companys policies and the role it had in the 2016 election.

Facebook may be under scrutiny from privacy regulators, and its CEO in the hot seat in front of Congress, but the social network doesn't expect any of this outrage to affect its bottom line. Even Zuckerberg said regulation of his industry is "inevitable".

A spokesman for Facebook told the New York Post that it was "the committee's standard practice" for comfort, and had not been brought along by either Facebook staff or Mr Zuckerberg himself to enhance his height.

Zuckerberg: I'm not - I'm not familiar with that. Why doesn't the government start there, and implement similar rules in the U.S.? "You need to save your ship". "It was my mistake, and I'm sorry", Zuckerberg said in his written testimony released by the US Congress.

But even in this hesitant camp, lawmakers showed a willingness to do just that. I think Facebook is doing the correct thing.

At Tuesday's hearing, Sen.

Weirdly, this actually isn't the first time Zuckerberg has been derided for his eye appearance.

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The devil is in the details.

A spokesman for Facebook did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment.

Sen. Gary Peters, (D) MI prefaced his question by saying it's a conspiracy he hears all the time, then he asked "For the record just to be clear, because I hear it all the time including from people on my staff; Yes or No, does Facebook use audio obtained from mobile devices to enrich personal information from its users?"

Fraser said Facebook's 2.2 billion users worldwide should have an expectation of privacy.

While Democratic congressional members seemed to focus mostly on who controls the data and how it's shared with other entities, Republicans in the House seemed particularly interested in discussing Facebook's so-called bias against conservative views.

It's important that Facebook now makes efforts to communicate more strongly with users about their rights and responsibilities on the platform, as well as the responsibilities that Facebook owes them. Facebook recently moved to label all political and issues ads. Congress is unlikely to get it done during this session.

One need only to look to Equifax for proof of that.

Mandate that users be notified of a breach of their information within 72 hours.

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It was a two-day interrogation with dozens of questions - some of them acute, some of them rambling, a few quite freaky.

The CEO added that Facebook could only record audio as part of a video that's being filmed and uploaded by users.

"He has a real problem with his business model", Parakilas said.

Zuckerberg himself said regulation could hurt its smaller rivals.

With controversy surrounding Facebook's collection of users' information, it is possible to find out exactly how much they know.

It's no coincidence that Parakilas has been speaking out about the issue since the matter of user data on Facebook came to light.

Facebook has been making changes to the way it allows third-party apps to access data. If true, Facebook may be subject to significant fines. Even so, the US FTC made a decision to open an investigation.

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