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Zuckerberg: It was mistake not to inform users of data breach

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees that he doesn't remember having a conversation with his colleagues at Facebook about a decision to not inform users that Cambridge Analytica harvested their data. "In retrospect, it was a mistake we didn't inform them. We believed the case was closed and the data deleted," he said and added that Facebook will look into every app before 2014 that attracted many people and would inform the users if they discover their personal information was misused.

Facebook co-founder also said he will work with Congress and lawmakers to develop ways to protect users' privacy, even if it means that some laws will require Facebook to adjust their business model. He repeated that users own their data and have control over their data and that Facebook does not have the right to share their data and if that happened it would be a massive breach.

At the end of the hearing, Zuckerberg also said that Facebook has an incentive to show people advertisements that are relevant and they get paid when what the advertiser wants to happen, happens.

Breaking the News / KP