Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today called on reporters to answer questions about the company's radical changes to its third-party application developer platform, as well as the revelation that 87 million users, not 50 million It was previously thought his personal data have been misused by Cambridge Analytica.
Will Oremus of Slate asked if the chief executive himself would have used applications such as the one designed by Cambridge psychology professor Aleksandr Kogan, called "thisisyourdigitallife", which diverted data from some 270,000 users and all his friends, which Kogan then packaged and sold .
The CEO's response was sincere and likely to enter Zuck's iconic dating pantheon, which also includes his original business card slogan ("I'm CEO, bitch") and "move fast and break things." "I certainly use a lot of applications, I am a powerful user of the internet," Zuckerberg replied. Like a growing number of people, Zuck is extremely online, with precautions. Here is Zuckerberg recording his webcam.
Zuckerberg says he recommends that people use "best practices" such as 2fa to protect themselves online, and beware of social engineering hacks, instead of completely abstaining from online services. He did not answer if he personally uses and ad blocker or VPN.- Will Oremus (@WillOremus) April 4, 2018
A use of internet energy, in fact. The journalists on the call were briefly thrown into a serious discussion about the integrity of the elections, the hate speech and the privacy of the data.
* sits at the first appointment * then, are you a powerful Internet user? Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) April 4, 2018
You: lose time onlineMe, an intellectual: a powerful Internet user- Dani Deahl (@danideahl) April 4, 2018
Zuck quote of the year: "I am a powerful user of the internet". Richard Nieva (@richardjnieva) April 4, 2018
What, specifically, do you need to become a powerful user of the Internet? – Rachel Metz (@rachelmetz) April 4, 2018
"Advanced Internet User" – new Twitter biography – Dan Frommer (@fromedome) April 4, 2018
An intrepid mind even suggested putting this phrase on a t-shirt:
Now I am going to refer to myself as an advanced user of the Internet and I could print this on a t-shirt of https://t.co/7grRYSXTpK- Internet user (@itsgeorrge) April 4, 2018
Frankly, that's a great idea. Stay tuned.