Fourteen years later, his words are coming back to bite him.
And it must be remembered that a lot of information about you will remain on the platform, from the posts of your friends.
Zuckerberg: I don't know why.
"So, the campaign will use their finite resources for things like persuasion and mobilization and then they leave the 'air war, ' they call it, like the negative attack ads to other affiliated groups", Tayler says.
"On March 19, Facebook announced that it will stand down its search of Cambridge Analytica premises at the Information Commissioner's request".
The company's antics were reportedly used, and believed to have been highly effective, in the election of Donald Trump and the successful Brexit vote. Christopher Wylie, the saga's whistleblower, helped Kogan set up his company Global Science Research (GSR) to do the work.
It is not yet clear exactly what information the firm got hold of - this is now subject to an investigation by the United Kingdom data protection authority, the ICO. "That could tell us a lot", said West.
Over the weekend, Stamos deleted his tweets about how the Cambridge Analytica mess is not a data breach because the data were collected in accordance with Facebook's policies at the time.
Recent reports have revealed that the company's software apparently used exploited data from Facebook users, which were acquired by Aleksandr Kogan, a professor at University of Cambridge. Third-party apps collect a variety of personal data like birth date, hometown information, complete Facebook friend list, email address, education history, current city, likes and more.
He said the accuracy of the dataset had been "exaggerated " by Cambridge Analytica, and said the dataset was more likely to hurt Trump's campaign.
The employee said the company doesn't have enough data to say conclusively one way or the other.
Jourova's office said she had called on independent European data protection authorities who are meeting Tuesday in Brussels to probe the growing Facebook scandal. It relates to the devious appropriation of personal social media info for political gain.
The hashtag #DeleteFacebook begun trending worldwide on Twitter early this morning, and was quickly populated by angry tales from former Facebook users and screenshots of expunged accounts.
"Facebook is using us". It is actively giving away our information. It is creating an echo chamber in the name of connection.
"The FTC takes the allegations that the data of millions of people were used without proper authorization very seriously", FTC commissioner Terrell McSweeny said in a statement Tuesday.
Facebook shares have plummeted since the story broke, dropping 6.7 percent of its value on Monday, wiping nearly $37bn from its market value.
What would he ask Facebook executives if they agree to testify?
This is just a blip in the company's meteoric share price rise since going public.
Cambridge Analytica is a London-based consulting firm.
The reporter for "Channel 4 News" posed as a Sri Lankan businessman wanting to influence a local election and was told by Cambridge Analytica boss Alexander Nix about setting up encounters or, so-called "honeytraps", and staging situations in which apparent bribery could be caught on camera.
However, the firm denied all wrongdoings and insisted it followed the correct procedures in obtaining and using data.
Kogan's data-gathering was in compliance with Facebook's rules.
Although they are not in hiding - Zuckerberg has been active on Facebook - they haven't said anything on the matter that has plunged Facebook stock over 10% since last Friday.