Mozilla pulls ads from Facebook in wake of Cambridge Analytica scandal

If you've been on the internet this week you've probably heard the news that an estimated 30 to 50 million Facebook users' data was siphoned and used to market candidates in the 2016 United States election.

But the latest revelations around Cambridge Analytica suggest that manipulating the masses is now big business.

In the interview where he repeated from the sound of it carefully prepared statements, Zuckerberg pointed out that it's Facebook's "responsibility to make sure that it doesn't happen again". "We need to make sure we don't make that mistake ever again". Lawsuits from shareholders and Facebook users have also been filed. This issue started in the year 2014, when an academic of Russian origin Aleksandr Kogan created a Facebook app which paid thousands of users to take a psychological test.

As the whole scandal revolves around Facebook's careless data sharing policies with third-party advertisers and developers, this subject was bound to make an appearance in his statements. They provided these certifications.

Facebook plans to examine Cambridge Analytica servers to ensure it destroyed the leaked data.

"We asked them multiple times and they told us they didn't have anything".

Investors have lost trust in the company due to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

Lawmakers in the USA and United Kingdom are calling for the governments to investigate.

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social network "made mistakes" that led to millions of Facebook users having their data exploited by a political consultancy.

These users, which is nearly all of us, need to ask themselves, what are we really getting in return? One of the other changes made at the time included a requirement that meant developers now had to get approval directly from Facebook before being allowed to request for sensitive data from people.

Zuckerberg also revealed a number of steps Facebook was now undertaking.

Mr Zuckerberg, who said he was "uncomfortable" facing the press, admitted he had failed to get to grips with "adversaries" like the Russians meddling in the 2016 USA presidential race using fake Facebook accounts and campaign groups.

Zuckerberg's comments come after several days in which Facebook shares were pummeled and calls for investigations were launched on both sides of the Atlantic.

Zuckerberg was humbled on US TV last night as he said sorry for the "major breach of trust".

That may have been his attitude back then, but now Zuckerberg is under no illusion that people still value and expect to have their privacy and personal data respected.

  • Darren Santiago