Facebook Zuckerberg apologises for Cambridge Analytic ‘breach’

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., listens as Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, not pictured, speaks during a town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Prime Minister Modi plans on connecting 600,000 villages across India using fiber optic cable as part of his "dream" to expand the world's largest democracy's economy to $20 trillion. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

US- Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised after a major breach that led to millions of Facebook users information that was exploited by political consultancy.

British data firm Cambridge Analytica (CA) and Facebook are accused of improperly using the data for US President Donald Trump’s election 2016 campaign.

Cambridge Analytica is being accused of improperly using the data on behalf of political clients.

In a statement Zuckerberg said a major “breach of trust” had occurred.

In a interview with CNN Zuckerberg said, he was “really sorry”  and committed to take action against “rogue apps”.

He said he was “happy” to testify before Congress “if it’s the right thing to do”.

In his statement releasedon Facebook, he promised to make it far harder for apps to “harvest” user information.

“We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you,”

He added, “While this specific issue involving Cambridge Analytica should no longer happen with new apps today, that doesn’t change what happened in the past.

“We will learn from this experience to secure our platform further and make our community safer for everyone going forward.”

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