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Zuckerberg apologises for Facebook mistakes with user data, vows curbs

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook Inc on Wednesday apologized for the mistakes made by his company in the way it processes data belonging to 50 million of its users, and promised stricter measures to restrict access to such information for developers.

The largest social media network in the world faces increasing scrutiny by the governments of Europe and the United States in relation to allegations that Cambridge-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained access to information about the user to compile the profiles of American voters who are subsequently used, To help select US President Donald Trump in 2016.

“This was a serious breach of trust, I am very sorry that this has happened, we have the main responsibility of protecting people’s data,” – Zuckerberg said in an interview with CNN, breaking public silence since the scandal broke of week.

Zuckerberg said in a statement on Facebook, the company “has made a mistake, there is still something to do, and we need a step forward and do it.”

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