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Zuckerberg Says Balancing Facebook's Business and Community Is 'Quite Easy'

It’s not about the business, the head of Facebook maintains, but about the conflicts among users.
Source: Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

From the outside, Facebook’s recent data-leaking problems seem to result from the tension between their business—which relies on harvesting, keeping, analyzing, and selling advertisements based on user data—and their stated goal of growing meaningful communities.

To this mind-set, Facebook’s privacy policies, for example, are a set of trade-offs between making money and providing a place where people are willing to share the sensitive personal information that has made Facebook the most powerful data

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