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Facebook’s chief executive has revealed that his data was among that harvested in a privacy scandal.

Mark Zuckerberg made the disclosure during his second day of being questioned in Washington.

In a related development, the political consultancy at the heart of the affair has announced its acting chief executive is stepping down.

He also revealed that his firm was exploring whether to take action against the University of Cambridge.

The institution is where the researcher Aleksandr Kogan, who had collected and sold personal data to Cambridge Analytica, was based.

“What we found now is that there’s a whole programme associated with Cambridge University where… there were a number of other researchers building similar apps,” Mr Zuckerberg said.

“So, we do need to understand whether there was something bad going on at Cambridge University overall that will require a stronger reaction from us.”

The university has reacted by saying it would be “surprised” if Mr Zuckerberg was only now aware of the work. Read more

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Facebook’s chief executive has revealed that his data was among that harvested in a privacy scandal.

Mark Zuckerberg made the disclosure during his second day of being questioned in Washington.

In a related development, the political consultancy at the heart of the affair has announced its acting chief executive is stepping down.

He also revealed that his firm was exploring whether to take action against the University of Cambridge.

The institution is where the researcher Aleksandr Kogan, who had collected and sold personal data to Cambridge Analytica, was based.

“What we found now is that there’s a whole programme associated with Cambridge University where… there were a number of other researchers building similar apps,” Mr Zuckerberg said.

Facebook’s chief executive has revealed that his data was among that harvested in a privacy scandal.

Mark Zuckerberg made the disclosure during his second day of being questioned in Washington.

In a related development, the political consultancy at the heart of the affair has announced its acting chief executive is stepping down.