@phenomlab Well, congress will present some theater for the sheeple but ultimately nothing will change because the NSA is addicted to their data streams. National Security issue. Hence they will get a pass. Until, maybe the EU gives 'em a good spanking. See Snowden docs.
Facebook paid billions extra to the FTC to spare Zuckerberg in data suit
Facebook conditioned its $5 billion payment to the Federal Trade Commission to resolve the Cambridge Analytica data leak probe on the agency dropping plans to sue Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg individually, shareholders allege in a lawsuit.
In suits made public Tuesday, two groups of shareholders claimed that members of Facebook’s board allowed the company to overpay on its fine in order to protect Zuckerberg, the company’s founder and largest shareholder. The complaints, which cite internal discussions among Facebook’s board members, were filed in Delaware Court of Chancery last month.
“Zuckerberg, Sandberg, and other Facebook directors agreed to authorize a multi-billion settlement with the FTC as an express quid pro quo to protect Zuckerberg from being named in the FTC’s complaint, made subject to personal liability, or even required to sit for a deposition,” one of the suits alleged.
… The Senate Commerce Committee said last week that it was opening a probe into how the company downplayed its own research on how Facebook’s photo-sharing app Instagram worsens mental health and body image issues for teens.
Mark Zuckerberg: The epitome of evil incarnate. For sure a sociopath extraordinaire but that feels like the understatement of the millennia…
Congress and our courts have a tall wall to clear to declare FB a monopoly. Blah, blah, blah retoric aside, maybe, just maybe they should interview the competition: small, independent forum operators!
My forums are dead. All moved to FB. They presently exist only for “historical value” and that I’d feel like I’d betrayed those to made a good effort at quality content, as opposed to the ubiquitous Facefarts" and usual drivel hosted, and encouruaged, by Zuckerberg, et.al. Cuz let us not forget about Peter Thiel.
Heh, and you have not even begun to push my buttons…