Mark Zuckerberg in US Congress: Questions that remained unanswered

However, he rejected suggestions from Congress members that Facebook users did not have enough control over their data.

"But I think you have to be careful about putting regulation in place". If you do this, it allows Facebook to tie up your browsing history to your Facebook profile, even if the page you are browsing is New York Times. Zuckerberg said the company collects it for "security purposes".

The GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union.

"I consider us to be a technology company, because the primary thing that we do is have engineers who write code and build products and services for other people", he said.

Some of the lawmakers talked to Zuckerberg, 33, as they would their children or grandchildren, and were occasionally befuddled by the complexities of his company. "It actually has nothing to do with Facebook", Zuckerberg said, again rejecting persistent suggestions that Facemash was a precursor or somehow related to his $450 billion company.

"A small number of people who logged into "This Is Your Digital Life" also shared their own News Feed, timeline, posts and messages which may have included posts and messages from you", Facebook said in a missable note. "When Facebook contacted us to let us know the data had been improperly obtained, we immediately deleted the raw data from our file server, and began the process of searching for and removing any of its derivatives in our system", CA said in response to Facebook's announcement. "Neither company has ever handled such data".

Representatives grilled Mr Zuckerberg on a wide range of issues around privacy, surveillance, censorship and politics, regularly asking for yes or no answers which the Facebook founder struggled to provide.

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The social network replies, "No. Facebook is a free site and will never require that you pay to continue using the site".

Unless Zuckerberg himself took the infamous "thisisyourdigitallife" quiz, which we find to be unlikely, the CEO is probably Facebook friends with someone who did take the quiz.

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, many have criticized the CEO for "spying" on people, as one congresswoman put it, and non-consensually using their information for the benefit of the growth of the company. Others asked the CEO about Facebook's restriction of a page belonging to pro-Trump vloggers "Diamond and Silk".

Zuckerberg confusedly responded: "Congresswoman, I'm not sure what that means".

"You want to present people with the information about what they might be doing and give them the relevant controls in line, at the time that they're making those decisions, not just have it be in the background sometime, or make a one-time decision", he said. But, as you say, we've had the ability to download your information for years now.

Sputnik: What do you think is going to happen as far as the regulation and as far as people are being more proactive?

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