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Facebook Says 87 Million User Data May Have Been Affected by Data Scandal

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New fallout from the Facebook privacy scandal and company now says 87 million people may have had information access which is far more than previously thought. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is preening to testify before Congress.

Sources information stated that millions of US Facebook users who may have had their information improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. The announcement coming amid the several new changes to the social network meant to better protect user privacy.

Mark Zuckerberg taking personal responsibility for the social network’s failure to better safeguard to users’ privacy. Mark Zuckerberg said, “We didn’t take a broad enough view of what our responsibility is. And that was a huge mistake and it was mine.”

Far more than 50 million initially suspected. Facebook founder and CEO admitting it will take time to fix the platform. Zuckerberg said, “I wish that I could snap my fingers and you know, in three months or six months have solved all these issues.”

Zuckerberg added, “We need to rethink our relationship with people and our responsibility there across every single part of what we do.”

Now Zuckerberg vowing he is still the best man for the job while trying to reassure its billions of users it won’t happen again. In the upcoming week, Zuckerberg will testify before Senate and House panels on April 10 appearing before the joint hearing of Senate committee and he is also scheduled to appear the next day April 11 before the house energy and commerce committee.

 

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