Congress grills Zuckerberg on privacy
1 Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg faced sharp questions in testimony to the US Congress about the company’s ability to track user movements, shopping habits and browsing histories.
During the tense session, the billionaire entrepreneur said his own information was among that handed over to the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which harvested the data of up to 87 million users without their permission. Last week, Facebook began notifying millions around the world that their private information may have been given to Cambridge Analytica in the worst privacy debacle in the company’s history. Questions of greater regulation of the tech industry were also raised during the hearing.