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Mark Zuckerberg admits his personal data was stolen in Cambridge Analytica scandal

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed his personal data was included in the Cambridge Analytica data breach on Wednesday.

Speaking to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) during his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Facebook CEO included himself with the 87 million people who had their personal information stolen by the political data firm.

“Was your data included in the data sold to the malicious third parties. Your personal data?” Eshoo asked in a quickfire round of tough questioning.

After a slight hesitation, Zuckerberg answered affirmatively but didn’t go into further detail.

Zuckerberg started his second round of hearings on Wednesday morning, not long after completing a five-hour marathon session in front of the Senate. Zuckerberg kept to a tight script during the high-profile hearing but said he doesn’t believe Facebook is a monopoly and denied Palmer Luckey was forced out of the company for his political views.

Phillip Tracy

Phillip Tracy

Phillip Tracy is a former technology staff writer at the Daily Dot. He's an expert on smartphones, social media trends, and gadgets. He previously reported on IoT and telecom for RCR Wireless News and contributed to NewBay Media magazine. He now writes for Laptop magazine.