Facebook CEO's privacy meltdown

Young Mark Zuckerberg, pressed on privacy settings, says company is doing what it thinks is right.

By TheWrap Jun 3, 2010 3:57PM
The baby-faced CEO Facebook Mark Zuckerberg gave a nervous performance on Wednesday over the status of his giant social network now under fire for its privacy policies, saying that the company was still learning and “we’re a lot closer to the beginning than the end.”

Zuckerberg, 26, now sits astride a social-networking monolith, with some 540 million monthly users around the world.
In a live interview at the AllThingsD conference in Palos Verdes, Calif., he stammered and sweated and often spoke in circles while discussing the issues that have drawn the attention of Congress and a growing number of angry Facebook users (some of whom staged a Quitting Facebook protest recently).

“We recommended (privacy) settings for people, we always do. And we ask that everyone go and review their settings and make a choice,” Zuckerberg began. “We didn’t change any settings. That’s really important.”


But as the interview by AllThingsD's Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg continued, he grew increasingly nervous. At one point, Swisher suggested Zuckerberg take off his hoodie, which he did – but even so, continued to sweat. 


“We continue to do what we think are the right changes, even if they are controversial, and it’s what we think people are counting on us to do as the leaders in the space,” he said.


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