Facebook on the Hill.
It’s hard to turn a corner or click a link without running into a fresh bit of news
about Facebook, The social media platform that used to exist as the thread beneath our social connections has moved to the front of our global consciousness, and not in a good way
. Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologized
on video in phone calls and, naturally, on Facebook for mishandling our data. Tomorrow, he takes that apology performance before congress
where he’ll be grilled on data privacy issues and pressed for solutions. Those kinds of hearings are usually little more than showcases for lawmakers who want to show they care and witnesses who want to show how well they can simultaneously care while protecting their interests. My guess is that, when all is said and done, there may be some FTC oversight for all social media (at least when it comes to advertising
). I guess that’s good news. But I’m still waiting for a similar kind of outrage and action on actual data breaches at corporations and financial institutions managing our money and identities.