Facebook CEO said that he couldn’t protect his own information for not reaching Cambridge Analytica hands but without further details. Highlighting in this way those Facebook users can safeguard their own information if they carefully manage their personal settings.
“Every time that someone chooses to share something on Facebook ... There is a control. Not buried in the settings somewhere, but right there,” the 33-year-old billionaire told the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee.
Prefacing almost every remark with “Congressman” or “Congresswoman,” Zuckerberg answered the Senate committees’ questions, mostly about the problem of data privacy and antagonistic.
“How can consumers have control over their data when Facebook does not have control over the data?” asked Representative Frank Pallone of New Jersey, the ranking Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, at the beginning of the hearing.
Zuckerberg defended the company’s practices, insisting that users have control over their own data on what to share. He also said Facebook has not collected information from users’ verbal conversations through mobile devices’ microphones.
However, Zuckerberg had no response when asked how a person who is not a Facebook member can remove information without first signing up for the service.