Tech on Twitter: Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook apology
This is a serious moment for the web’s future. But I want us to remain hopeful. The problems we see today are bugs in the system. Bugs can cause damage, but bugs are created by people, and can be fixed by people. 1/9— Tim Berners-Lee (@timberners_lee) March 22, 2018
I've criticized Facebook plenty, but I'm also seeing lots of people scapegoating the company for data practices that are quite routine. If you are upset about Cambridge Analytica, your privacy concerns are much much broader than one isolated incident.— William McGeveran (@BillMcGev) March 22, 2018
Campbell Brown, head of news partnerships at Facebook, tells #FTFutureNews it was a "mistake" not to have addressed Cambridge Analytica data leak in 2015 and admits that threatening to sue the Guardian over the story was "not, probably, our wisest move".— Tim Bradshaw (@tim) March 22, 2018
"This is their information. They own it"— BBC Business (@BBCBusiness) March 20, 2018
"And you won’t sell it?"
"No! Of course not."
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, talking to the BBC in 2009. pic.twitter.com/mVrhp0TpIS
The problem with Facebook is not *just* the loss of your privacy and the fact that it can be used as a totalitarian panopticon. The more worrying issue, in my opinion, is its use of digital information consumption as a psychological control vector. Time for a thread— François Chollet (@fchollet) March 21, 2018
Just another perfectly normal interview with Mark Zuckerberg pic.twitter.com/Qfo8hseiVz— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) 22 March 2018
What's not in Zuckerberg's 937-word statement:— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) 21 March 2018
No pledge to address Congress
No discussion of regulation
No reckoning of why Facebook now cares about this old event
(they got busted, stock dropped)
No words like apology, sorry, regret
More in our lead story at 6pm tonight...
#facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave interviews yesterday, including with @recode exec editor Kara Swisher, who says it's not right to say that Cambridge Analytica's use of voter information and account data was a one-time data breach. Giving user data is what has made FB billions. pic.twitter.com/5VSwxc2GaY— Screend (@screeend) 22 March 2018
They should have a boat race to sort it out once and for all. https://t.co/lWPVZmvqDT— Martin Bryant (@MartinSFP) 23 March 2018
A very good piece by @ibogost with lots of technical details about how FB’s platform worked in its early days, which is basically all kinds of messy.— Farhad Manjoo: chicken dust (@fmanjoo) 22 March 2018
Remember this was a quickly growing startup moving fast, breaking so much.https://t.co/BcNZyLkar9 pic.twitter.com/mBo4jLkwnX