Speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco Zuckerberg does not seem to be asking for any forgiveness. He said that he gets away with making mistakes because his users love the site.
Zuckerberg acknowledged that he had made many mistakes in running the company so far.
"Basically, any mistake that you think you can make I've probably made or will make in the next few years... But the Facebook story is a great example of how if you're building a product that people love you can make a lot of mistakes,” he said.
One of his board members gave him good advice saying that there were 100 problems that you have to deal with right now but only one or two of them probably really matter. So just ignore the rest and put all your effort into the couple of things that really matter.
Clearly security and privacy were not that important.
AP felt the need to point out that when covering Zuckerberg's speech he was “mature and well spoken” as if there was a first time for everything.