"We will learn from this experience to secure our platform further and make our community safer for everyone going forward", Zuckerberg wrote. "We need to make sure that we don't make that mistake ever again". This isn't the first time Facebook has been facing the wrath of users. He began by pointing out that in 2007 Facebook allowed its platform to be utilised by third party apps.
On late Wednesday, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the company's handling of a row over user privacy, while promising tougher steps to restrict developers' access to such information. Most importantly, apps like Kogan's could no longer ask for data about a person's friends unless their friends had also authorized the app. This was after Facebook started its relationship with Cambridge University Professor Aleksandr Kogan, whose decision to share data he collected from Facebook with Cambridge Analytica is now in the news. "They provided these certifications", confirms Zuckerberg.
Facebook suspended the Cambridge academic last week for sharing data he gathered separately and passed on to data firm Cambridge Analytica, which is not linked with the university.
Cambridge Analytica, best known for working on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, is at the center of an worldwide storm over privacy and political manipulation.
Lawmakers in the US and United Kingdom are calling for the governments to investigate. Yesterday, the Facebook CEO had admitted mistakes in handling the private data of the users on his platform and outlined steps to protect it.
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Zuckerberg said the "most important actions to prevent this from happening again" took place "years ago", but that the company has "made mistakes".
Lastly, Facebook is expanding its bug bounty program, rewarding more people for reporting any misuses of data by app developers.
"According to the Israeli Privacy Law personal data may only be used to the goal for which it was given, with the consent of the individual".
"The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court in San Jose, California, several hours after Facebook was blamed in a shareholder lawsuit filed in nearby San Francisco for the drop in its stock price after the data harvesting was revealed". He added that Cambridge Analytica used emails with a "self-destruct timer" to making tracing the company's involvement hard.
This is for the first time that Zuckerberg has publicly talked about Facebook being allegedly used for influencing polls.