The chicken was so good, it was pretty much the only thing that could make up for Facebook’s privacy issue.
Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg issued an apology for the breakdown in Facebook’s privacy systems that led to the leak of information about 50 million users to a political consultancy.
Zuckerberg said he would direct Facebook’s “Top 5 security team” to expand controls so users can hide specific pages and profiles from certain people in settings on their own computers.
“We screwed up,” he said in his post.
Facebook lost 7 percent of its value on Thursday after revelations that the firm had leaked the data about a huge number of its users to a political analytics firm which passed the information on to the Donald Trump campaign, sparking a huge backlash against the company.
Asked if the new controls would have made it easier for the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to abuse the system, Zuckerberg said he had no idea.
“I have no idea what he’s talking about, but probably not,” he told the U.K. BBC in an interview.
Zuckerberg also insisted the breach was “unlikely” to have influenced the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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“We have 100 percent confidence in all of our political advertising,” he told CNBC.
Another in his post, Zuckerberg expanded on the changes he announced by saying, “After years of growth and abuse, there are things we need to do better.”
He also said that he expected users’ data to be used to “create personalized advertisements” in the future.
“We think it’s important that people understand how their data is used and we will work hard to earn their trust in the future,” he said.
He also argued that the issue does not prove that Facebook is a bad company.
“Look, this isn’t a reflection on the thousands of people at Facebook who work hard every day to build trust and make the service better,” he said.
The company is still facing multiple inquiries from different governments and regulators.
In what appears to be a bizarre and overdue joke, Zuckerberg also had a bit of fun in his post saying, “Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce and Sunscreen.”
The post prompted hundreds of “likes” and retweets as people joked that Zuckerberg was trying to say that Facebook is bad for the world because it makes people safe.
@kylercouture “sweet baby ray’s BBQ sauce and sunscreen” pic.twitter.com/P4gqDX91cF — rara bee (@_roblawkins) June 1, 2018