Zuckerberg takes stage during Facebook developer conference

Former speechwriter Katherine Losse said Zuckerberg began using the language of states to talk about Facebook's burgeoning power

Former speechwriter Katherine Losse said Zuckerberg began using the language of states to talk about Facebook's burgeoning power

On Tuesday, speaking in San Jose, California, at the F8 gathering of software developers, Zuckerberg said to cheers that the company is re-opening app reviews, the process that gets new and updated apps on its services, which Facebook had shut down in late March as a result of the privacy scandal.

It is unclear if Facebook will charge users for its dating feature.

"Time will tell, but this may help Facebook overcome the shadow of the Cambridge Analytica scandal", he said.

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg has a message for developers: you should keep building apps and tools for users, even as the social network tries to work through privacy probes and hate-speech hurdles.

Zuckerberg then vowed to "keep building", and reiterated that Facebook is investing a lot in security and in strengthening its systems so they can't be exploited to meddle with elections, including the USA midterms later this year.

"We need to take a broader view of our responsibility", he said.

Officials in the United Kingdom and USA have opened inquiries into Facebook and its privacy policies after it was revealed in March that Cambridge Analytica, a British-based political consulting firm, had amassed the personal information of 87 million Facebook users without their permission.

"Security isn't a problem than you ever fully solve", Zuckerberg said, outlining the slew of efforts by Facebook to battle election interference, misinformation, spam among other challenges.

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Dating apps already use Facebook data to function, so this would essentially eliminate the middleman. Then Zuckerberg returned to techno-enthusiasm mode.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today at the company's annual developer conference, F8, that the social media giant will take on the world of online matchmaking with its own dating interface within the Facebook app, but users won't get matched with anyone they're friends with (be gone, furious status poster we went to high school with!).

He was also clearly more at ease than his recent appearances in Congress.

Zuckerberg also said the dating feature will not suggests users' friends to date.

Mr. Zuckerberg may be traveling overseas to speak with members of the European Parliament this month, Politico reported last week, and Mr. Collins' committee "would like Mr. Zuckerberg to come to London during his European trip", his letter said.

Zuckerberg also addressed the recent departure of Jan Koum, the co-founder and CEO of messaging platform WhatsApp, which Facebook acquired for $19.3 billion in 2014.

Information on the Facebook dating feature is scarce at the moment, but Zuckerberg's statement was powerful enough to send the stock of Match Group, Inc. tumbling as much as 18 percent.

The $199 device, called the Oculus Go, is going on sale Tuesday.

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