Mark Zuckerberg Is Back Before Congress For A 2nd Day Of Testimony

Mark Zuckerberg Is Back Before Congress For A 2nd Day Of Testimony

At Tuesday's congressional hearing, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin asked Mark Zuckerberg if he'd be comfortable sharing the name of the hotel he stayed at the previous night. The second round was more hard.

During almost five hours of questioning by 44 United States senators, Mr Zuckerberg repeated apologies he previously made for a range of problems that have beset Facebook, from a lack of data protection to Russian agents using Facebook to influence U.S. elections. The spokesman would point only to previous statements that Kogan sold data to former Cambridge Analytica employee Christopher Wylie and a company he founded called Eunoia Technologies.

Throughout the hearings, Zuckerberg repeatedly emphasized that he isn't against the idea of Facebook being regulated, and pledged to work with policymakers on proposed rules. So to make them care it's only recently that Facebook has allowed you to download all of the data that they have on you.

"The internet is growing in importance around the world in people's lives and I think that it is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation", Zuckerberg said during testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Pallone called the response "disappointing". Shadow profiles are essentially pockets of data filled with information about those that have deleted Facebook or have yet to even set up a profile to begin with.

Rep. Ben Lujan, D-N.M., asked Zuckerberg about the privacy rights of people who were not Facebook users, but whose data nevertheless was collected by Facebook.

Facebook envy can be more destructive than data mining. If so, Facebook could be subject to hefty fines.

Facebook has 19 million monthly active users in South Africa, according to the social media giant.

The shares fell steeply after it came to light that millions of users' personal information was harvested from Facebook by Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that has counted US President Donald Trump's election campaign among its clients.

More news: San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors 4/14/18, Prediction & Odds
More news: Pentagon calls Syria air defense ineffective, Russian Federation says downed 71 missiles
More news: Syria air strikes: Jeremy Corbyn's letter to Theresa May

During the five-hour testimony on Wednesday, Zuckerberg admitted that his profile data was among those exposed in the Cambridge Analytica leak. Reps for Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment clarifying his remarks.

Virginia Senator David McKinley grilled the social media mogul over illegal opioid dealers and markets that were using Facebook to promote and distribute drugs, saying that it was "hurting its users". It's not clear what that regulation would look like and Zuckerberg didn't offer any specifics. CBS News' Tony Dokoupil watched the Facebook CEO testify Tuesday at San Francisco's Founders Space where Steve Hoffman helps support start-ups.

Others noted however that lawmakers had demonstrated little knowledge of how Facebook works - potentially complicating any regulatory effort.

Even, apparently, to Mr Zuckerberg himself.

In both hearings, legislators pushed Zuckerberg on its potential monopoly power. It's unclear, however, how many of those apps are also owned by Facebook.

Even companies as large as Facebook with all of their resources and technical expertise can't keep control of the data. It also reignited long simmering concerns about Facebook's impact on the world's privacy, civil discourse and domestic institutions.

Investors were impressed with his performance. Facebook shares jumped as Zuckerberg spoke to the senators, closing up 4.5 per cent in NY trading.

Related Articles

  • Arsenal have really good Europa League chance, says Dennis Wise

    Arsenal have really good Europa League chance, says Dennis Wise

    Everyone at the start of it would've picked Arsenal out and said they were the team to beat and they have been. Salzburg have already beaten Marseille once in the competition this season, a 1-0 victory in Austria.
    Punjabi singer Parmish Verma shot at in Mohali

    Punjabi singer Parmish Verma shot at in Mohali

    A Punjabi singer Parmish Verma was shot at by some unidentified persons in sector 91 in Mohali on late Friday night. Police officials are also suggesting that at this preliminary stage, claims of the Nehra group seem stronger.
    NCAA to allow fair catches count as touchbacks on kickoffs

    NCAA to allow fair catches count as touchbacks on kickoffs

    Receiving teams will be allowed to fair catch any kick inside the 25-yard line and have it result in a touchback. For more on the rule changes, you can read the NCAA's release about the latest adjustments .
  • Liverpool looking for favour off champions-elect Man City - Premier League Preview

    Liverpool looking for favour off champions-elect Man City - Premier League Preview

    By then, Liverpool will have played Bournemouth at Anfield, and Kane will know if Salah has added to his 29 goals. Harry is a very honest person and is not going to lie about that. "But it's not a big deal".
    Russian Federation  vetoes Syria chemical weapons inquiry

    Russian Federation vetoes Syria chemical weapons inquiry

    A team from the OPCW has been tasked with determining if a chemical attack took place but not determining responsibility. The weekly journal Le Level stated the Russian aircraft had flown over the frigate Aquitaine and was absolutely armed.
    Art Bell, Paranormal Radio Show Host, Dies at 72

    Art Bell, Paranormal Radio Show Host, Dies at 72

    Bell finally announced his retirement in July 2007 but even after that, on occasions, served as a guest host through 2010. The New York Times best-selling author and DJ retired in 2015 to spend more time with his daughter and wife, Airyn Bell.
  • What is Janice Dickinson's net worth?

    What is Janice Dickinson's net worth?

    And as Cosby headed into the courthouse Thursday, his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, called them the "supporting cast" to Constand. As for Allred and the attention she invites, Lasha and Baker-Kinney both said they had neither paid nor been paid by her.
    Michael Owen states his prediction for Newcastle v Arsenal

    Michael Owen states his prediction for Newcastle v Arsenal

    Arsenal have made it through to the Europa League semi-finals but must now take care of domestic matters against Newcastle . The only manager to have seen his teams concede more in the division is Harry Redknapp (846).
    Commonwealth Games 2018: Australia runs up medal tally on Day 7

    Commonwealth Games 2018: Australia runs up medal tally on Day 7

    Australia had, as expected, dominated the tactical side of the race and had four riders in the closing stages as they set up sprinter Hosking.
  • Barca Bounce Back Vs Valencia, Set LaLiga Unbeaten Record

    Barca Bounce Back Vs Valencia, Set LaLiga Unbeaten Record

    Nolito's poor spot kick came after a handball by Jaume Costa, which earned him a sending-off with a second yellow card. Liga - Follow the Football match between FC Barcelona and Valencia CF live with Eurosport.

    Assad vows to 'crush' his enemies after night of US-led airstrikes

    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation representatives planned a special session to hear from U.S., British and French officials. President Donald Trump said in an address on Friday evening, it was to be part of a "sustained response" strategy.
    There Might Be A New Self-Destructing Message Feature In The Gmail Revamp

    There Might Be A New Self-Destructing Message Feature In The Gmail Revamp

    Google is set to host its annual developers conference on May 8 which is when it often unveils new software and services. Further, Google is reportedly creating plugins for the " Gmail Add-ons " feature, launched in October of 2017.