Zuckerberg Sweats (Literally) Through Privacy Grilling

Facebook founder needs to bone up on answering questions cogently
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2010 10:17 AM CDT
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about the social network site's new privacy settings in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday, May 26, 2010.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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(Newser) – Mark Zuckerberg, on the hot seat at the D8 summit late yesterday, apparently found questions about Facebook's privacy issues, and the backlash against them, so scorching that he sweated until his interrogators begged him to take off his hoodie. Not that they stopped hammering him, as he stammered through evasive answers. "My God, Zuckerberg is literally dissolving in a lake of his own sweat," Walt Mossberg wrote on the live blog at All Things D. "He's flushed, and you can see the beads of sweat rolling down his face. Could this be his Nixon moment?"

Zuckerberg has either been shaken by the scandal over Facebook's invasion of user privacy, or he's just a "novice interviewee," Fast Company notes, adding that the questions were completely predictable—not one a curveball—and the Facebook founder might want to grow up enough to have someone write out answers for him. That and forego the sweatshirt next time.

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