December 20, 2018
Today, I called on @Facebook’s Board to terminate Mark Zuckerberg for the unprecedented level of negligence resulting in the data privacy breaches and brazen lies before Congress. It is time for new leadership at Facebook and it is time for him to log out. https://t.co/KRrffai322 pic.twitter.com/tpHw8k27Wm
— Bobby L. Rush (@RepBobbyRush) December 20, 2018
Talk about agreeing with niggers for all the RIGHT reasons…!
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg should “log out” over an “unprecedented level of negligence,” a US congressman said after a new report revealed how the company allowed cherry-picked firms unhindered access to user data.
Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill) has called on Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of the scandal-ridden social-network company, to resign after the New York Times exposed deals with more than 150 firms, including Netflix, Amazon and Spotify, that allowed them to bypass users’ privacy settings.
Sony, Microsoft and Amazon were allowed to view users’ contacts through their friends. Spotify, Netflix and Royal Bank of Canada, for instance, were able to “read,” “write” and “delete” users’ massagers, the Times reported on Tuesday.
“Facebook is one of the world’s most innovative companies. It is highly implausible its leadership repeatedly fail to understand their own policies of consent and the ways in which their product has been – and continues to be – manipulated and weaponized,” Rush said in a statement.
The lawmaker, who sits on the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, said that Zuckerberg’s “own greed and desire for tech dominance outweighed his responsibility” to the users.
“It is time for new leadership at Facebook and it is time for him to log out,” Rush tweeted, calling on the tech giant’s board of directors to oust Zuckerberg.
I am much more concerned about censorship than I am about spying and the total lack of privacy. Probably, I’ve just come to terms with the fact that nothing is secret, and am comfortable with that, have moved on with my life.
It is still a real issue, of course. And the way that these companies handle privacy is totally insane.
Everyone knows this, I think, it is simply that, like me, most people have come to terms with it.
HOWEVER – the fact that the government is allowing this speaks to the larger issue of how they just let these companies do whatever the hell they want.
For some reason, neo-liberals support complete and full anarcho-capitalism when it comes to the tech industry, while at the same time forcing Christian bakeries to shut down because they won’t bake anal cakes.
Understand that: it is the exact same people saying “BAKE THE CAKE” that are saying that the tech industry can never be regulated.
All of these laws are arbitrary, and there are no actual rules. It is all just a bunch of legalism. There is no specific reason – at all – why the government cannot regulate the most powerful companies which have ever existed. And in fact it goes against their general policy of enforcing guidelines on private companies.