Mark Zuckerberg Apologizes On Facebook For Cambridge Analytics Data Breach

March 22, 2018
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Well, well, well, the creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has finally weighed in on the Cambridge Analytics data breach. In fact, the billionaire took to Facebook to issue an apology, as well as explain the last eleven years of dealing with the analytics company. The gist of the apology...

"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 Analytics 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. I want to thank all of you who continue to believe in our mission and work to build this community together. I know it takes longer to fix all these issues than we'd like, but I promise you we'll work through this and build a better service over the long term."

You can read the full statement below.

In addition to the apology, Zuckerberg also says he will appear in front of Congress if necessary. He recently told CNN...

"The short answer is I'm happy to if it's the right thing to do. What we try to do is send the person at Facebook who will have the most knowledge. If that's me, then I am happy to go."