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After weathering heated questions from two Senate panels, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Capitol Hill Wednesday to face more questions from the House Energy and Commerce Committee about the social media platform's transparency and user privacy.

In 2016, political firm Cambridge Analytica, working on behalf of President Trump's campaign, gathered the personal information of 87 million Facebook users.

They posted their biggest daily gain in almost two years on Tuesday as Mr Zuckerberg managed to deter any specific discussion about new regulations that might hamper Facebook's ability to sell ads tailored to users' profiles.

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Mark Zuckerberg, under stern questioning by US lawmakers, said Facebook Inc. collects information on consumers who aren't registered as users, acknowledging something that's been reported but not publicly spelled out by the company.

Certainly users need to become more sophisticated and less careless with their personal information when they use digital products. But Cardozo told CNET that most of the data in shadow profiles probably pertains to people with Facebook profiles, "which is, of course, most people".

Mark Zuckerberg's time before Congress was a far cry from the slick presentations he usually makes when promoting his company.

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Speaking in the wake of a scandal over the massive leak of data to a British political consultant, Zuckerberg reiterated that the company had shut down the pipeline that allowed such data, including his own, to slip into the hands of third parties. Zuckerberg was asked repeatedly on Tuesday on how Facebook collects data from people as they navigate around the internet, whether or not they have Facebook accounts or are logged into them.

Businesses can upload their data to Facebook to see if the ads they run on Facebook lead to sales in their stores; they do this via something Facebook calls offline conversions.

"Your right to privacy, the limits of your right to privacy, and how much you give away in modern America in the name of connecting people around the world".

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Zuckerberg said the practice was meant to help prevent malicious actors from collecting public information from Facebook users, such as names. Zuckerberg responded in the affirmative. On Wednesday, Mr. Zuckerberg will most likely be asked specifically to agree to privacy legislation that requires permission for data collection. If you've been watching the company's stock price, you might think that he had some brilliant things to say because investors have gone back to lapping up the shares like they just can't get enough.

Zuckerberg said on Facebook that the social media giant is taking further action on their end to protect people's private information.

"Senator, we have a lot of competitors", he said.

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Although her comments reiterate points the company made previously, it's the first time a company executive said it publicly. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business.

"We don't have an opt-out at the highest level". He had no response when asked how a person who is not a Facebook member can remove information without first signing up for the service.

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