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Zuckerberg makes Cambridge Analytica statementIn a post on his profile page, the Facebook CEO explains how the company fumbled with user data in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and outlines how it plans to make things right with its users.
Zuck is finally speaking out about Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal. It only took him about five days, give or take, plus the two to three years Facebook knew about it and we didn't, but who's counting? Let's break it down. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a lengthy blog post on his profile page. Where he says the company has, quote, a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you, unquote. He then dives into a timeline of events involving Cambridge Analytica and its unauthorized access of about 50 million Facebook users data. Zuckerberg also explained how Facebook plans to better protect users going forward. First pointing to changes already made in 2014 to limit app access to profile information and then listing off these three planned initiatives to secure user data. One, investigate any app that had access to large quantities of information before that 2014 change, and make sure there's nothing shady happening there. Two, further restricting app access to user information in a variety of ways. And three, launching a tool in the near future to help users understand which apps have your data, and exactly how much. On top of Zuck explianing what happened from Facebooks point of view to other post went live around the same time. Chief operating officer [UNKNOWN] posted a shorter statement on her page outlining the ideas put forh in Zuckerberg message. And Facebook itself posted an officila press release also detailing what it plans to do to keep user data safe going forward. So what do you think of Facebook's plan? Is it enough or is it too little too late? Drop your thoughts down in the comments. We have tons of Cambridge Analytica coverage on CNET.com if you need more information about this very crazy thing. I'm Ashley Equesda, be good humans.