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Mark Zuckerberg finally broke his silence Wednesday amid a firestorm of criticism surrounding Facebook’s handling of private user data.\
Zerohedge reported on key aspects of Zuckerberg’s statement:
While we repost the full statement below, the following excerpts are key:
We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you. I’ve been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn’t happen again. The good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today we have already taken years ago. But we also made mistakes, there’s more to do, and we need to step up and do it.
Translation: Facebook never did audits of what apps have access to user data to determine if they complied with the TOS. Which is perfectly understandable: after all Facebook is in the “selling user data” business not “protecting user data” business.
And then there was this:
I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I’m responsible for what happens on our platform. I‘m serious about doing what it takes to protect our community. While this specific issue involving Cambridge Analytica should no longer happen with new apps today, that doesn’t change what happened in the past. We will learn from this experience to secure our platform further and make our community safer for everyone going forward.
Click here to read the full statement.