"Can We Trust Facebook?" Mark Zuckerberg's Non-Answer Says It All

CNN's soft-ball-pitching, always-smiling, but-trying-ever-so-hard-to-seem-serious Laurie Segall sat across from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tonight as he broke his silence aboy just WTF happened with regard to the security of 'our' data, Cambridge Analytics' data-mining, Russia, bad-actors, some more Russia, some more meddling, and, oh yeah, data breaches.

The full interview is below but it was Zuckerberg's response (or lack of it) to one question, that raises more questions than it answers...

Segall asked:

"Facebook has asked us to share our data, to share our lives on its platform and it has wanted us to be transparent, and people don’t feel like they’ve received that same amount of transparency. They’re wondering what’s happening to their data. Can they trust Facebook?

Zuckerberg replied, in the same manner as his non-apology statement earlier in the day, by waffling endlessly over his prescribed talking points and yet failing entirely to answer Segall's simple question...

“Yeah, so one of the most important things that I think we need to do here is make sure that we tell everyone whose data was affected by one of these rogue apps, right?” he said.

“And we’re going to do that. We’re going to build a tool where anyone can go and see if their data was a part of this.”

“So the 50 million people that were impacted, they will be able to tell if they were impacted by this?” Segall asked.

“Yeah - we’re going to be even conservative on that. We may not have all of the data in our system today. So anyone whose data might have been affected by this, we’re going to make sure that we tell. And going forward, when we identify apps that are similarly doing sketchy things, we’re going to make sure that we tell people then too, right? That’s definitely something that looking back on this, you know, I regret that we didn’t do at the time, and I think we got that wrong, and we’re committed to getting that right going forward.”

CNN's Anderson Cooper describe Zuckerberg as "perhaps the most powerful man in the world," noting that his platform is capable in influencing elections and perhaps even wars... little dramatic Anderson...

Fwd to 1:15 for the question (and non-answer)...

Any wiser? Can we trust Facebook?

Perhaps this clip from 2009, when The BBC asked Mark Zuckerberg if Facebook would ever sell personal user data.

His answer? "No! Of course not."

Actions once again speaking louder than words.

All of which perhaps explains the plunge in the odds of Zuckerberg running for President...


glenlloyd Shillinlikeavillan Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:48 Permalink

Everyone who's signed up and uses that platform has gotten exactly what they deserve.

The other lie out there is that this was a data breach at all, it wasn't. CA accessed the FB data the same way that FB has allowed access by others, but CA just figured out how to use it better, or glean more information from it and the alleged test they asked people to fill out online. We know that FB literally gave the FB data to Obama for the election, the leftists that they are.

This is btw, the FB business model, they take your personal and private stuff and they they use it to try and sell you shit. They also sell it to other people to try and sell you shit. It's just one big marketing company that is now caught with an itty bitty problem of whether or not they violated someone's privacy.

If you want to send a message to ZuckerB then delete your account and go outside and do something productive, FFS this is as bad as people who can't not look at their cell phones every 10 seconds.


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wildbad thisandthat Thu, 03/22/2018 - 03:30 Permalink

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Cell phones left at door.
5 political
1 former intel dir
Mask & Spin
IDEN friendly ‘insiders’
MSM support +talking points
Shift narrative
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Thank you @ Snowden.
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Nobody escapes this.

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Lore glenlloyd Thu, 03/22/2018 - 03:36 Permalink

Yah, exactly.  What's strange is how this is being treated as a unique scandal.  FACEBOOK IS A PROFILING TOOL. TO PARTICIPATE, YOU CREATE A PROFILE: AN INTELLIGENCE DOSSIER HAVING MARKET VALUE.  (Duh!)  It's not exactly a new or special insight.

So, why all the supposed consternation NOW?  It feels like another twist of Fake News, a bit of hype meant to take focus away from the whole by drawing attention to some little part. 

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NoDebt SafelyGraze Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:03 Permalink

It's a for-profit company that's sold your data for money since day one.  I'm taken aback that anybody is left on the planet that doesn't understand what their business model is.  

Please explain to me (like I'm in 3rd grade) exactly what you think Facebook "protecting your data" looks like.  I got $20 real cash money says you can't explain it in any logically coherent way.  I'm even open to religious arguments.  Hell, name your own terms, I bet you still can't do it.


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pigpen Francis Marx Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:46 Permalink

Francis, big data has no value if they can't track and send your advertising.

Nobody trusts you Zuck and nobody trusts politicians to control the digital ad monopolies.

Whoever controls the browser controls the money. The citizens are the only hope of destroying the digtal advertising tracking censoring goobook monopolies.

Every citizen needs to download brave browser or similar adblocker immediately.

Brave blocks advertising malware and tracking by DEFAULT on any device and operating system rendering digital advertising model useless.

So simple grandma can use it.

If there digital surveillance advertising goobook monopolies continue to sell my data without my consent and won't share the profits with me then I will continue my daily march to inform each citizen to use brave browser.

Most citizens have no idea there is a mobile adblocker that works on any device.

What is advertising worth if you can't serve me an ad, I don't see an ad and you can't track me while I'm browsing.

John Legere @tmobile please offer a data plan that blocks all tracking and advertising at the mobile network level. I will pay extra for this offering and if you offered this you would grab the entire mobile market.



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The First Rule Francis Marx Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:29 Permalink

"tell everyone whose data was affected by one of these rogue apps"


You know...the Biggest Rogues out there (By Far) is Facebook Itself.

Facebook knowingly and without users express permission shared massive amounts of Data w/Obama Re-Election Campaign.


Notice how the LibTards have gone completely silent on this aspect of the issue.




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