Mark Zuckerberg could be summoned to testify by United Kingdom officials

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an upcoming feature for the popular social media platform on Tuesday, as users will soon be able to clear their browsing history on the platform, much like they can clear cookies and history from their browser. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said to laughs at Facebook's f8 developer conference Tuesday that the new tool is "not just for hookups" but to build "meaningful, long-term relationships".

"If you clear your history or use the new setting, we'll remove identifying information so a history of the websites and apps you've used won't be associated with your account".

Dating apps already use Facebook data to function, so this would essentially eliminate the middleman.

Facebook has more than 2.2bn users worldwide, and would pose major competition to Match Group, which owns smartphone dating app Tinder and site OkCupid, and IAC, which owns Match.com.

So many people are single, Zuckerberg said, "so clearly there's something to do here!"

Facebook also made the surprise announcement that its portable VR headset - Oculus Go - would go on sale in the United States on Tuesday, priced $199 (£146).

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The dating profile can be created separate from an individual's existing Facebook profile - and the user's friends won't be able to see it, the company said in a statement detailing the new feature. He profusely thanked the developers on the platform and announced that Facebook is re-opening app reviews so developers can keep moving forward.

Around 87 million users may have had their information shared with Cambridge Analytica after they or their friends took part in a quiz called "This Is Your Digital Life".

During the keynote, Zuckerberg said the social network would continue to design new technology to bring people closer together, but admitted the company will mistakes that can have serious consequences for people and society.

Collins noted that Schroepfer failed to sufficiently answer questions on 39 points, including questions about political ads, third-party app developers, foreign interference, foreign advertising spend in elections and the storage and privacy of user data. "We're building a version of this for Facebook too", he wrote in a Facebook post. "I think the tone is going to be hopefully positive but I think also conciliatory at the same time", said Williamson.

"Your Facebook won't be quite as good as it relearns your preferences", said Zuckerberg.

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