In two questions, Congress shows even Mark Zuckerberg values privacy

April 12, 2018

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before two congressional hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday regarding the social platform’s mishandling of user data.

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Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) laid out the importance of privacy with two questions for the CEO during interrogation on Tuesday.

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Question #1

Would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?

— Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)


Question #2

If you’ve messaged anyone this week, would you share with us the names of the people you’ve messaged?

— Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)


Facebook has recently been under fire for allowing Cambridge Analytica, a political data-mining firm, access to the private information of millions of users.

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Facebook also collected text and call records from its Android users and admitted to scanning personal messages sent among users.

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So despite Facebook’s track record of nudging users to be open, it looks like they value privacy when it suits them.

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