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Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix problems: Zuckerberg

Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix problems: Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg described Cook's assessment that Apple has a more solid model because it sells products to users, rather than selling users to advertisers, as "extremely glib, and not at all aligned with the truth". The company changed its mission statement past year and said it would work to help fix a "striking decline in the important social infrastructure of local communities. And therefore, as with a lot of media, having an advertising-supported model is the only rational model". And at Facebook, we are squarely in the camp of the companies that work hard to charge you less and provide a free service that everyone can use.

Zuckerberg responded today that an advertising-supported business model is the only way that the service can survive because not everyone would be able to pay for Facebook if it charged a fee. Politicians in the United Kingdom and the European Union have also requested Zuckerberg to come explain how Facebook protects the privacy of its 2 billion monthly users, and Missouri's attorney general announced Monday that he is launching a wide-ranging probe into Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg laid out Facebook's role in the ethnic cleansing of Myanmar's Rohingya in an interview published on Monday with Vox. "Because that sounds ridiculous to me", Zuckerberg went on.

But privacy advocates have been quick to emphasize that Facebook is just one of many companies whose business model depends on the mass exploitation of users' personal data.

Zuckerberg was asked about the site's governance structure and the general lack of oversight of the company.

76ers center Joel Embiid will have surgery for orbital fracture suffered Wednesday
As you might imagine, Philadelphia has looked like two completely different teams with and without Embiid on the court this year. On Thursday, the Sixers announced that Embiid suffered a concussion and a fractured orbital bone as a result of the play.

March Madness: Loyola basketball team heads to San Antonio for Final Four
For the last three years, Graham has seen his team win some tournament games, but he has never been this close to the title. Loyola Chicago , which shot a healthy 57 percent in the South final, talked about limiting Kansas State to 35 percent.

India PM app sparks social media furore
He also claimed that Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is allegedly sending clipboard data to the Chinese servers. Gandhi accused Modi of using his official app "to build a personal database. on millions of Indians".

As Common Dreams reported last week, revelations that the pro-Trump data firm Cambridge Analytica harvested the personal information of 50 million Facebook users brought renewed attention to the social media giant's far-reaching and "creepy" data mining practices-which include the collection of call records, text messaging data, and online messenger conversations dating back longer than a decade. The data-sharing scandal has taken a toll on Facebook's stock as well.

He added: "I don't think at all that that means that we don't care about people".

"We investigated a report that some people were seeing their old draft videos when they accessed their information from our Download Your Information tool", the company said. And after the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, his remarks became even more pointed: "The truth is, we could make a ton of money if we monetized our customer-if our customer was our product", he told Recode's Kara Swisher and MSNBC's Chris Hayes last week. "We've elected not to do that".

"I think it's just a case where because we didn't invest enough, I think we will dig through this hole, but it will take a few years".

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