Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee on Tuesday. The big picture here is that Zuckerberg emerged more matured than he has ever been in the past. This is in contrary to the fact that most hoped he would be grilled by the Senators at the hearing. Zuckerberg seemed candid and ready to answer any kind of questions. In an hearing that lasted for more than five hours, the 33-year old CEO of Facebook reiterated his commitment to get to the bottom of Cambridge Analytica scandal and ensure that such a data harvesting never happens again on the platform created by him in his dorm room in 2004.

Zuckerberg also noted that he is open for some kind of regulation and confirmed that all user data are deleted when someone leaves the social network. The Zuckerberg testimony continues today with him stopping by at the US House Energy Committee for a hearing.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the Senate committee that its system does not look at the messages shared on WhatsApp. He added that WhatsApp is a lightweight app that supports end-to-end encryption, which makes it impossible for anyone to read messages transmitted on the platform.

He also clarified that WhatsApp as a platform collects very little information and has been designed in a way that it maintains user privacy. The information came after senators questioned how Facebook’s other platforms handle user data and how it plans to protect its users in the future. – Bgr


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