Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Breaks Silence On Stolen Data Scandal, Lays Out Three-Point Response

USA Today reports:

Facing growing criticism of his leadership of the social media giant he co-founded, CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally broke his silence on the escalating crisis over how Facebook handles people’s private information. Zuckerberg took responsibility for what he called “a breach of trust between Facebook and the people who share their data with us and expect us to protect it.”

“We need to fix that,” he said. Zuckerberg outlined a three-point plan: investigate all third-party apps with access to large amounts of information, further restrict third party access to prevent future abuses, make sure users understand which apps they’ve given access to.

“I’m serious about doing what it takes to protect our community,” he said in a Facebook post. The remarks, coming four days after the news broke that Cambridge Analytica pilfered sensitive information from tens of millions of Facebook users, were aimed at restoring public trust in the social media giant.

From his Facebook post:

First, we will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before we changed our platform to dramatically reduce data access in 2014, and we will conduct a full audit of any app with suspicious activity. We will ban any developer from our platform that does not agree to a thorough audit. And if we find developers that misused personally identifiable information, we will ban them and tell everyone affected by those apps. That includes people whose data Kogan misused here as well.

Second, we will restrict developers’ data access even further to prevent other kinds of abuse. For example, we will remove developers’ access to your data if you haven’t used their app in 3 months. We will reduce the data you give an app when you sign in — to only your name, profile photo, and email address. We’ll require developers to not only get approval but also sign a contract in order to ask anyone for access to their posts or other private data. And we’ll have more changes to share in the next few days.

Third, we want to make sure you understand which apps you’ve allowed to access your data. In the next month, we will show everyone a tool at the top of your News Feed with the apps you’ve used and an easy way to revoke those apps’ permissions to your data. We already have a tool to do this in your privacy settings, and now we will put this tool at the top of your News Feed to make sure everyone sees it.

  • Lazycrockett
    • TK
      • LeeCMH

        Very good analogy. Aesop would be proud.

        • lymis

          As would Orwell.

    • jugomono

      Why is this such a surprise? I thought that this was a given from the beginning. I joined FB a year ago only because my job required it.

      • Piet

        I joined because my job required it, too, and had a terrible time trying to close my account when I left that employer: it took three weeks and numerous e-mails to Facebook customer service, and they only closed my account when I threatened to sue. Brace yourself.

    • Matt Henley

      Just think.. with Cable or Satellite TV, we have to pay to be the product they sell to advertisers.

    • abqdan

      That’s true – but it’s not an original line. I’ve heard it from many analysts and commentators for years. Pretty obviously, you don’t give away a complex product like Facebook unless giving it away makes you money…

    • killreligion

      WEve known this since the beginning

  • Astro

    I’ll believe it if I see it. Remember the emotion study where Facebook altered peoples’ feeds to see if it made them happy or depressed? Big backlash, they “put protocols in place,” and now who knows?

    • whollyfool

      They could have done that when their top security guy told them to a long time ago.

      That ship has sailed.

    • Rambie

      Zuck’s *real* three point plan:

      1- Post apology on Internet
      2-
      3- Profit!

      • whollyfool

        That’s what I was thinking too….

  • William

    1. Transfer all assets to offshore accounts
    2. Buy passport from a county without an extradition treaty.
    3. Rent private jet for one-way flight.

    • Tulle Christensen

      4. Profit

  • bkmn

    Or everyone can unsubscribe to Facebook and be safer in the long run.

    • Rambie

      From what I’ve heard, you’d need to delete all your “activity” before deleting the profile or it’d just be archived. That’s deleting all the Likes, posts, etc you’ve done one-at-a-time.

      • Ugh that sounds miserable, but worth it.

        • Rambie

          I’m hoping part of this fallout is some kind of mass-delete for people to choose. Of course, then the question is: Do we trust them to *really* delete it?

          • I wonder if every user took a photocopy of their rear and uploaded it like a 1,000 times before cancelling their accounts would destroy the evil empire?

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            I wonder if we all posted pics of the Winklevoss twins simultaneously if facebook would explode like the death star?

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Simply dont tread into facebook cyberspace. Dont click on it.
        One of the reasons I dont look at huffpost anymore is because it was corporatized and comments are linked with the great evil of facebook

        • Rambie

          Huffpost wend so downhill after Huffington sold it. I stopped going there a long time ago too.

      • ClevelandJim

        I just deleted my account a couple hours ago (had to hunt for the “how to delete my account” instructions, lol). I’m now officially deactivated, and the deletion window claims within 14 days all my profile information, pics and history should be wiped from all servers. However, if I log in within that 14 days, or visit a site that uses FB login for access, it cancels the whole delete thing.

        • Rambie

          Hmm, I wonder how many website ads trigger the delete reset.

          • ClevelandJim

            Very good question! I run an adblocker, so hopefully that’ll hold things at bay. Every now and then disqus logs me out, and fb is one of the choices for logging in again, but google is the option I usually use if I’m working from the iphone (where for some reason my disqus login info isn’t “remembered”).

          • Rambie

            I have the same disqus logout issue too, glad I’m not the only one.

        • Hank

          Where did you find the “how to delete” instructions??? I have tried multiple times, and could not find a way!!! More than 10 years since I logged on!

          • ClevelandJim

            There was a little search bar in the upper right hand corner, it was either on my “home” page or my “profile” page. I just typed in “how to delete account” and it brought up a list of links. One was a little article explaining how to do it, and there was a link within the text, something like “if you’re certain you want to permanently delete” and I clicked that. It was easy to do, the pain in the ass was finding WHERE to do it! lol

            As Cuberly said, I figured it would take up to 90 days to clear everything, since I’d heard that before, but the confirmation window said it should all be done within 14 days…we’ll see.

          • Hank

            Thanks for the feed back. I tried to log onto FB to see about deleting. FB did NOT recognize ANY of my emails from 10 years ago… which are still current. So, I will just continue to ignore it. Just wish, that EVERYONE would unfriend me from that period. (2-3 people at best)

            This article, that I pulled up seemed like a good one:
            Delete Everything! Torch Your Facebook Account and Walk Away
            http://nymag.com/selectall/2016/12/how-to-delete-facebook.html

      • Cuberly Deux

        It’s a messy process that can take up to 90 days. So yep, it’s a clusterfuck of a techie web NOT designed to be easily administered by users.

        https://www.facebook.com/help/224562897555674?helpref=faq_content

      • Marc: The Social Gadfly

        That’s exactly correct. I did that entire process on two accounts in the past 10 years. Never again.

        • Gustav2

          Years ago a friend called me as I was deleting everything line by line, “Are you deleting yourself?” As if it was an existential crisis.

      • pch1013

        I’m actually in the process of doing that right now. The thing is that I don’t want to delete *everything* on my FB wall; just *most* of the things. Like it or not, some sort of social media presence is expected these days, from potential employers, roommates, etc.

        But my plan is to ‘ghost’ as much as I can.

        It’s turning in to a rather therapeutic exercise – with every “like” or post I delete, I just tell myself that I just cost Zuckerberg a few millionths of a cent.

    • ajchar

      I keep my Facebook activity to a minimum, have for years. It exists to sell information about you. I keep everything set to friends only. I don’t use any Facebook apps; I don’t “like” anything except family pictures and an occasional post by a friend; I don’t take any stinking quizzes; I rarely watch any cute videos. I don’t click on any links to news from inside facebook, if I’m interested I’ll find the article in a different browser which is not logged on to facebook. I use an adblocker. Depending on my mood I either ignore “suggested” posts or flag them as spam. Did I mention I don’t like the way it works to mine information about you? But most of my close family is on it so I’m not going to delete it.

  • whollyfool

    Fuck you Zuckerberg.

    I swear I had no idea so very many people would sell out their country for money.

    Where are you going to go with that money once the country is in ruins?

    • kareemachan

      Go to NZ like Thiel?

      • coram nobis

        Go to space like Elon Musk?

      • NZArtist

        We *so* dont want wankers like Thiel here. Really he can fuck right off back to the country he’s running from that he so thoroughly fucked.
        Goddamned immigrants – fleeing their own ruined countries then going right about making their destination as shitty as the hole they flew from.
        He should have been required to take a basic Kiwiana literacy test. If he doesn’t know what stubbies and jandals are (and why they probably shouldn’t be seen together) or how to do a hongi he should go back to his shithole country.

        • David Walker

          This should encourage him to develop his island city faster.

        • PBGVNinja

          He still has German citizenship. Goddamned Kraut immigrant.

  • Gustav2

    “I’m serious about doing what it takes to protect our community,”

    Facebook owns you.

  • Well all I can say is it’s going to be fun watching Zuckerberg face the lawsuit(s) from his investors.

    http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/20/technology/business/investors-sue-facebook-cambridge-analytica/index.html

  • Devon Rodriguez

    Here is his 3 point response to users:

    1. Please don’t delete your Facebook account…

    2. You can trust Facebook even thou this is NOT the first time this has happened…

    3. If you leave Facebook I will not be able to sale your data and retain my status as a billionaire…

    • clay

      2. You can trust Facebook even thou this is NOT the first time this has happened and we were under court orders to not let it happen, again.

      • CPT_Doom

        $40,000 a pop for every violation of the consent decree. 50,000,000 users’ data compromised. That’s a potential $2 trillion dollar fine.

    • Hank

      Does ANYONE know HOW to DELETE a FB Account??? Signed up over 10 years ago, did not care for it, and NEVER found a way to Delete it. I just do NOT bother about it, as I have basic info. I DO get emails from friends, that have friended me, but I never sign on!!!

      Tried MANY times to delete and could not find a way!!!

      • Judas Peckerwood

        I managed to do it eight years ago, but don’t recall how exactly. I do recall that FB didn’t make it easy, making me jump through numerous hoops and then keeping my account on “inactive” status for several weeks before actually deleting it. Good luck.

        • JCF

          Can’t you just uninstall it?

      • peacfulseas inWA

        If I remember correctly you must request deletion and takes a week or 2 for deletion as long as you don’t return during that time. If you do go to Fakebook you need to start over again.

        • SelectFromWhere

          Yup, I just helped my hubby–who has an account but never used it except to read articles (had 0 friends)–do this last night. If you sign in again within 2 weeks, it rescinds the Delete request.

      • RichW

        The steps to delete a Facebook account are listed in the last few paragraphs of this article: https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/DeleteFacebook-gains-steam-after-data-revelations-12767601.php.

      • Donna in Texas

        I discovered that while I thought I had deleted my FB account really I had only deactivated it.FB makes it much harder to delete than deactivate(and still be able to use your data). I first started trying to delete when I found out FB took rubles for ads in the 2016 election. Traitors.

  • Andymac3

    F^&k You Mark

    I watched The Social Network again yesterday, they pitch his damaged personality rather well.

    • WildwoodGuy

      Have you watched “The Circle” with Emma Watson? Really an interesting movie and currently free if you’re an Amazon Prime member…

      • Andymac3

        I’ll look it up, thanks.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Hmm, … a bit late.
    Maybe rename the company CYABook.

  • Joe in PA

    “We need to will fix that.”

  • tbj5

    No legal repercussions for past actions at all.

    Deleting Facebook this weekend after I can tell my parents and remind them I can still be reached by phone.

    • Cuberly Deux

      They’re self-regulating so, nope.

  • kareemachan

    How about letting people actually delete their accounts as well?

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      really! its like impossible to delete your account. Easier to get your soul back from satan

    • Cuberly Deux

      They give themselves a 90 day window to delete your account. If you enteracted with others via messages etc…that data isn’t removed from their pages.

      “When you delete your account, people won’t be able to see it on Facebook. It may take up to 90 days from the beginning of the deletion process to delete all of the things you’ve posted, like your photos, status updates or other data stored in backup systems. While we are deleting this information, it is inaccessible to other people using Facebook.
      Some of the things you do on Facebook aren’t stored in your account. For example, a friend may still have messages from you even after you delete your account. That information remains after you delete your account.”

      https://www.facebook.com/help/224562897555674?helpref=faq_content

      • Natty Enquirer

        And if you believe they are REALLY deleting all of your records, I have some vacation property I’d like to show you …

        • Cuberly Deux

          Why people trust them to begin with. There’s no precedent being set that they give a damn. The problems just keep happening.

        • coram nobis

          Kansas City beachfront timeshares?

          • Tulle Christensen

            Hey with enough sea level rise anything is possible

          • Cuberly Deux

            Ah yes, the exotic palms of KC.

            (No offense to KC JMGers intended.)

      • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

        Like the porn hookup sites that maintain your profile, even though you think you’ve deleted it, to jack up their numbers

        • Cuberly Deux

          Twitter is the same, maybe less.

          • SelectFromWhere

            EVERY site, literally every site, that requires registration, is almost certainly doing this. Wake up, people. That’s why we use fake names on any site that allows you.

      • lymis

        In other words, they’re planning a fire sale, and will be siphoning off your data to sell, because once you’ve quit, you won’t know whether or not it was compromised.

  • Michael R

    Will this affect his 2020 presidential hopes ?

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      It seems to be the reason he had 2020 election hopes to begin with. He saw how easily “mom with 3 kids” in idaho was manipulated with the ill gotten data farmed by them and sold to the highest bidder.

    • TheSeer

      Can one run for president from prison?

  • Michael R

    some old Zuckerberg conversation ( real )

    … instant messages from Zuckerberg in which he brags to an unnamed friend about having unfettered access to the data of “any” Harvard student. When the friend asks Zuckerberg how he gained such access, the social network creator cruelly mocked people’s supposed naivete.

    “Yeah, so if you ever need [information] about anyone at Harvard, just ask,” Zuckerberg said to the unidentified friend. He added, “I have 4000 emails, pictures, addresses, [and] SNS.” The friend sounds surprised in response and asks, “What!? How’d you manage that one?” Zuckerberg replied, “People just submitted it. I don’t know why. They ‘trust me.’” He then said, “Dumb f***s.”

    • pch1013

      Another actual quote from Zuckerberg: “Young people are just smarter.”

      Ageist prick. I hope he dies alone and forgotten in a nursing home.

  • AJD

    Unless I’m mistaken, Zuckerberg has always had a disregard for privacy.

    • coram nobis

      Maybe for his. We have yet to hear of naked pics of his Zuckerberg on line, AFAIK.

  • Cuberly Deux

    CCTV footage of Zucky and Sandy behind the scenes at FaceBorg.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4157cf42cc0bd9233681bee13d11a60c8e42b469b83aa5fec331c5dd841bf988.gif

    We need to come up with a word for reactive retro-responsibility.

  • Andymac3

    There are social networking sites that I was really into that I’ve forgotten already. Found this list on Wiki, but I’m sure there are a few missing.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_defunct_social_networking_websites

  • liondon#babydaddy

    Dear Mark, you suck.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Triage. The patient will be forgotten in the waiting room.

  • LeeCMH

    I do not do Facebook, but I have noticed other major online applications becoming more pushy lately with more in your face so-called notifications.

    Notifications are actually pop-up ads.

    Worse all the time.

    I’ve watched friends on their Facebook. I’ve helped them get their machines back running again. The usual cause, some malware they linked through Facebook.

  • bkmn
    • Natty Enquirer

      Again playing this stupid game with promises. It’s the simplest thing in the world to keep the data and say you wiped it.

    • coram nobis

      So, did Mark and his FB execs sell any shares before the share price suddenly dropped?

    • clay

      Note that Zuck says nothing about auditing, fining, suing, or punishing them in any way, even though that was spelled out in the same contract about not harvesting and transmitting user data?

      • Cuberly Deux

        Yes but it’s all dealt with through the magic of not giving a shit.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Wow, if you’re a FB investor call your lawyer now.

      • coram nobis

        And say the magic words “SEC Rule 10b-5”. There’s also a tort in it.

  • Reality.Bites

    Crap like this never happened on Reaganbook!

    • Cuberly Deux

      HA! Yep, they secured all two of their users data quite well, in Janet’s basement server.

      • Reality.Bites

        As at Greendale Community College, all user data is stored in an MS Paint file.

        • Joe in PA

          Don’t you be dissing MS Paint. Back in my Windoze days…that was one of the best things they had.

          Oh wait, that’s not saying much. Nevermind.

          • Unbordered American

            I probably shouldn’t admit that I still use Paint today. As in 2018. Sad I know.

          • Joe in PA

            Not to worry. 🙂 I used to find it quite useful, easy to use, a great “quick-n-dirty” thing to use. Not everybody has access to PhotoShop. 🙂

    • Lars Littlefield

      Hah!

  • greenmanTN

    He seems so trustworthy! How can anyone possibly not believe him?!

    (That was complete sarcasm in case anyone missed it.)

    • LeeCMH

      All that corporate speak is like Muzak in the elevators back in the 70s.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Another reason I’m so glad I’m not on Facebook.

    • greenmanTN

      Me neither. There should be a Facebook for people not on Facebook! 😁

      It really pissed me off when some websites started requiring a Facebook account to comment. Oh, so I have to sign up with a data-mining company to comment?

    • coram nobis

      Doesn’t matter. Ever heard of “shadow profiles”? Don’t need a FB account to be in FB’s system.

      https://boingboing.net/2017/11/08/involuntary-profiling.html

      Facebook’s shadow profiles are involuntary and there’s no opt-out. Facebook has shadow profiles on people who don’t use the service. For example, even though I’m not a Facebook user, multiple people have uploaded their address books containing my email and phone number to the system, allowing Facebook to create a profile of my contacts by looking at who lists me as a contact.

      • HozillaSmallpox

        Interesting thing about contacts in Facebook. I have suspected this before when the name of someone I know who didn’t have a profile appeared in my “People You May Know” list. I find that list to be creepy.

    • shellback

      I didn’t fall for it either.

  • Wisterley

    This from the man who puts a piece of tape over the camera in his computers so he can’t be spied on if/when he’s hacked.

  • yes b’y
  • Pip

    Three point response:
    – I
    – Don’t
    -Care

    There I fixed it.

  • Barry William Teske

    I will take you seriously when you talk about the ‘profits’ from such, so, let me be nice, and call them ‘henanigans*’.

    Don’t make me go all politically incorrect on your ass bud.
    In my case, I have nothing to lose.
    Big.
    Donations to worth while humanitarian causes and public education, calm me down.
    Call it a ransom, call it what you will.

    Yet.
    I repeat.
    I still find myself favouring the “GO AWAY. JUST GO AWAY.”
    See?
    Really.
    Is it that hard to be honest?

    * Gender appropriate

  • coram nobis

    Sidebar:

    “Welcome to Zucktown, where everything is just Zucky.”

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/welcome-to-zucktown-where-everything-is-just-zucky/ar-BBKv3sJ

    Next 3 exits off 101.

  • Sam_Handwich

    is he made of clay?

    • coram nobis

      Looks like an android, Disneymatron variety.

      • jimbo65

        You could slap some gold paint on him and he’d resemble Data from Star Trek TNG. But that’d be an insult to Data.

        • Gustav2

          Data had a kindness chip.

        • Tulle Christensen

          Lore

    • greenmanTN

      Golem. Long story.

    • Cuberly Deux

      My money’s on suet.

  • tbj5

    Again, they knew about this data theft for 3 years.

    They don’t care about whether or not they deserve to serve us.

    Because they don’t serve us. We’re the product.

  • JWC

    Hey Fuckleberg build a new barn door if you want The horses all got out already you dumb schmuck

  • Sam_Handwich
    • jimbo65

      Huh. Time to pop some popcorn.

      • coram nobis

        Of popcorn of justice. Sounds like Sessions may get some blowback on this.

    • LeeCMH

      ABCnews
      “Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a “lack of candor,” McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress about contacts with Russian operatives, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.”

      Does it look like Sessions is playing get-back?

    • Joe in PA

      So I wonder where this “leak” came from? Donnie laying out some pretense for firing Sessy?

      • clay

        Jeffy is in that small group who would have heard the advisors telling Trump not to congratulate Putin.

        • Joe in PA

          The snow has caused my brain to slow down…I’m not following your logic…you think Jeffy is the leaker?

          • clay

            Even if he’s not the leaker, he’s vulnerable. Kelly might want to get rid of the leak, but Trump might just want to take the opportunity to get rid of Jeffy.

          • Joe in PA

            Got it.

  • Lars Littlefield

    I’ve got a three-point response for Zuckleberg, and they all go directly up his ass.

    • LeeCMH

      Be careful not to hurt all his users up in there.

  • Tomcat

    I guess losing millions actually means something to ZUCK.

    • UiscePreston

      Try billions.

  • Publius

    Facebook banned the app and asked CA to scrub its data from Facebook users. It said it did, and it did not. This firm is tenuously connected with Facebook in a way that’s only scandalous to anyone who doesn’t understand the actual connection.

    This is an uncomfortable reminder that data is not always secure and that it gets passed around quite easily. But to suggest Facebook and CA share some sort of ideological kinship is ridiculous. Facts over narrative is what we need more of in the Trump era, not less.

    • killreligion

      I’ve not seen such a suggestion

    • clay

      Facebook was under a consent decree to do more than that. They should have audited both CA and the researcher to make sure that they deleted the data. The should have admitted that they’d had ANOTHER breach. They should have used this as a learning opportunity to put the “protections” announced today into place years ago.

      • Cuberly Deux

        …and yet, all they did is sit on it, not wanting it to get out.

        $$$$$$$$$$$

  • killreligion

    Resign in shame. Plus, lemmings, just stop giving your data for free. Social sharing of your personal life ha s zero real value.

    • Pip

      But there are likes to be gotten. Congratulations for living your life to be received. THE VALIDATION IS REAL!!!

    • Snarkaholic

      “Soooo excited to take my entire family to see the new Batman #387 sequel tomorrow night at 8 pm! I hope I remember to lock the back door of my house (at 318 Pine St.) this time!” ~Random FB dunce

      • Pip

        And then they check in just to make sure everyone is aware that they are actually at the place they said they’d be. That whole mess always cracks me up.

        • Snarkaholic

          My family never put obituaries in our city’s newspaper, so we’d be less likely to have our house broken into while at the funeral.

      • killreligion

        I know, right. We have a new
        newspaper deliverer. He seems to think we would appreciate a free paper (maybe he has extra?). Even calling hasn’t a stopped it. We travel quite a bit so they pile up.

        I have to call back and tell them we will hold them responsible for a break in

        People are so stupid!

        • Snarkaholic

          Also, tell the neighbors on your block that, if they see any newspapers lying in your front yard, they’re free to whoever gets there first.

    • fuzzybits

      It’s instagram and all the other platforms too. We know way too much trivial shit about people.

      • Brian Randall

        but but but… I need people to like the pictures of my dinner in order to validate my existance!!!!1!!!one111 /s

  • Cuberly Deux
  • TuuxKabin

    Promiscuous slut with others’ information and no public awareness. Climb back up your ass.

  • shellback

    Extremely punchable* face.

    * I said “punchable” because I don’t think “kickable” is a word.

  • Tulle Christensen
  • coram nobis

    Re-posting this. Don’t be too sure that even if you successfully delete your FB account (and not, unknowingly, still have it archived at FB), or never were on FB to begin with, that FB doesn’t have a “shadow profile” on you anyway.

    https://boingboing.net/2017/11/08/involuntary-profiling.html

    Facebook’s shadow profiles are involuntary and there’s no opt-out. Facebook has shadow profiles on people who don’t use the service. For example, even though I’m not a Facebook user, multiple people have uploaded their address books containing my email and phone number to the system, allowing Facebook to create a profile of my contacts by looking at who lists me as a contact.

    • Cuberly Deux

      LinkedIn does the exact same thing, prompting you to upload the contents of your address book. In my opinion that’s seriously messed up.

      • coram nobis

        Which, besides volunteering your own information without being paid for it, sucks in everybody you know, whether they like it or not.

        • Cuberly Deux

          Yep, I’m on LinkedIn & it’s surprising the random join requests I can sometimes get when someone I knew, hell even if they were just an acquaintance, uploads their entire contacts library.

          • Hank

            NOW I know, why I keep getting invites on Linkedin from people I do NOT know!!! My apparent “acquaintances” (tricks) have uploaded their address books!!!
            I have never signed up to Linkedin!!!

          • Cuberly Deux

            Yep, your info is out there regardless. That upload your address book options is just plain crazy.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Finally I can feel good that everyone hates me and have deleted my email and phone number years ago, now the only email address anyone can find is my email for spam at yahoo

      • coram nobis

        “You’re still out there, in a world of imagination, in the cloud, in the databank, in a different dimension … and in the Twilight Zone.”

        • LeeCMH

          The Star Trek series introduced the Borg. A hive of technology bent on assimilation of other technology.

          Of course, that is an allegory for the process we are undergoing now, becoming Borg.

          ((okay, I admit, very specific interest))

          • Scott Fitler

            What’s sad is that at least the Borg had intelligence. We’re just a collective of shit for brains.

  • Cuberly Deux

    “We’ll require developers to not only get approval but also sign a contract in order to ask anyone for access to their posts or other private data. And we’ll have more changes to share in the next few days.”

    Lordy, we’ve already seen a developer misuse the data. No amount of ink on paper is going to prevent a nefarious entity from weaponizing your information CA threw caution to the wind, they had what they needed and ran with it.

    How can any of this be reassuring to anyone?

  • Boreal

    Hahahaha, they don’t even investigate fake accounts that I report to them that are obvious trolls.
    3 point plan:
    $$$$$$
    $$$$$$
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  • Brian Burleson

    Fuck Zuck! What he is proposing is too little, too late. He should take his billions and step aside. #DeleteYourFBaccount!

  • Cuberly Deux
  • sfjohn

    does that include your facebook comments plug-in which allows tons & tons of SPAM??

  • Henry Auvil
  • jeffg166

    The Winklevoss twins are giddy with laughter tonight.

  • Hank

    Have NOT been on FB since I set up an account for over 10 years. Tried to log on, using my emails, and they did not recognize them. Took me to a sign up page.

    So, why am I still getting emails, from people, that friended me, when it was first set up??? I have NEVER responded to anything!

  • Henry Auvil

    DELETE YOUR FB ACCOUNTS PATRIOTIC AMERICANS! NOW!!

    • Tempus Fuggit

      “Eeeeeee, but noooooo, but I hafta be on Fecebook! All my fwiends are on Fecebook! I play Farmtown on Fecebook! How’s my family gonna stay in touch with me if I’m not on Fecebook, eeeeeeeeeee!”

  • Facebook is a business. It exists for one purpose: to make money.

    It doesn’t charge you to have an account. The only way it can be profitable is to sell your data.

    Breach of trust? Thats either a play on financial trusts or what he really means is, “I will make as much money as I can before you all bail and I start losing money”.

    Its capitalism, folks. This isn’t a charity. They’re here for the cash, not your goodwill.

  • TuuxKabin

    Promiscuous slut with others’ information and no public awareness. Climb back up your ass.

  • Hank

    Delete Everything! Torch Your Facebook Account and Walk Away

    http://nymag.com/selectall/2016/12/how-to-delete-facebook.html

  • Cuberly Deux
  • anne marie in philly

    you SHOULD have thought about this BEFORE NOW, fucktwat!

  • TheSeer

    He is sorry they got caught.

  • netxtown

    Gees, Zuck. let’s play ‘hide the jackass’…

  • Tempus Fuggit

    “I’m serious about doing what it takes to protect our community,” he said

    Oh, come off it, you moneygrubbing little puke. You don’t have a “community”, you have a corral full of milking cows.

  • whollyfool

    For those in the geeky community, The Register is calling for a FB shutdown till an investigation is made. And they’re not even US based.

    https://twitter.com/TheRegister/status/976568686948397056

  • lymis

    So, in essence, “We didn’t bother to protect anyone, even though we knew we were providing this information to people. We’ve known for well over a year that our service was being used to influence the election, but now that we’ve gotten caught, we’ll START to look into it.”

  • Gayer Than Thou

    The face of a man who is realizing his stupid invention has fucked up everything. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2a19aabd88840047e4252aaad42c4d6ea6ea1946411f8863426adcdf71e2c9d4.png

  • Kevin Andrews

    So it took Fuckerberg 4 whole days to come up with lies and fraud to make it appear that Fuckbook was victim. Typical Hasbara.

  • seant426

    I deleted FB back in 2012. Not a trace of me remains there. Don’t miss it, at all.

  • SDG

    Worried about your data? DELETE YOUR FB ACCOUNT!!!

  • e jerry powell

    Nice try. Never Facebooked, never will.

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    I have a one word response to Zuck: Liar.

    He will sell FB data to anyone that’s willing to pay.

    Sadly, a large portion of Americans don’t care that they’re being manipulated and lied to.

  • wds

    Didn’t he say the same things about the Russian ads being purchased during the election?
    Sorry Zuck … all I hear from you are words – not action … to quote the song – don’t talk with words – SHOW ME!!
    https://youtu.be/-R_lv6_5Mvg

  • Girlgoon

    Since the beginning I have never used Facebook, problem solved.

  • Oh, Parker

    “I’m serious about doing what it takes to protect our community,” he said in a Facebook post.

    Meaning rich bastards.

    • UiscePreston

      By “community”, he means “shareholders”. Those that just personally cost him $9,000,000,000. It is time to kick to the curb the insanely wealthy who have sold us out. We are citizens of this country, not customers of it.