Zuckerburg was accused of stealing the idea from the creators of Harvard Connections. Zuckerburg claims that his ideas were based on two very different types of social networks.
Later lawyers searched Zuckerburgs records and revealed that Zuckerburgs may have intentionally stolen the intelluctual property of Harvard Connection and offered Facebook user's private information to his friends
Zuckerburg apologized and said,"If you're going to go on to build a service that is influential and that a lot of people rely on, then you need to be mature, right?" he said in an interview with The New Yorker. "I think I've grown and learned a lot."