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News Roundup: Zuckerberg under the spotlight in Congress

A roundup of the week’s technology news including AR glasses sales, Norway as a ‘datacenter nation’, and politicians hacking politicians.


A bad week for Facebook and Zuckerberg, a good week for memes

The tech media this week was largely focused on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before Congress to answer questions around Facebook’s data use following the Cambridge Analytica and election scandals. It was largely a damp squib with little being revealed that hasn’t already been reported.

The social network mogul again resisted the idea of regulation, claimed users had the right to control how their data was used, re-covered the Cambridge Analytica timeline, regretted the Russian influence on elections, and said he was “Sorry”.

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Dan Swinhoe

Dan is Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect. Writes about all manner of tech from driverless cars, AI, and Green IT to Cloudy stuff, security, and IoT. Dislikes autoplay ads/videos and garbage written about 'milliennials'.  

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