Facebook’s Zuckerberg apologizes for ‘breach of trust’

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March 22, 2018 - 4:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) —Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a “major breach of trust,”admitted mistakes and outlined  steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trumpconnected data-mining firm.

“I am really sorry that happened,” Zuckerberg said of the scandal involving data mining firm Cambridge Analytica. Facebook has a “responsibility” to protect its users’ data, he said in a Wednesday interview on CNN. If it fails, he said, “we don’t deserve to have the opportunity to serve people.”

His mea culpa on cable television came a few hours after he acknowledged hiscompany’s mistakes in a Facebook post , but without saying he was sorry.

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