Mark Zuckerberg apologises over Cambridge Analytica breach:
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has confessed that the social network “made mistakes” that led to countless of Facebook users having their information exploited by a political consultancy.
Cambridge Analytica is accused of improperly using the information on behalf of political customers.
In a statement, Mr Zuckerberg said a “breach of trust” had occurred.
In a later interview with CNN, he said he was “very sorry”, and vowed to take action against “rogue apps”.
He added he was “happy” to testify before Congress “if it is the right thing to do”.
In his statement posted on Facebook, he promised to make it far more difficult for apps to “harvest” user information.
“We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you,” Mr Zuckerberg said.