How to begin cleaning up the Swamp
Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal is not going to be over anytime soon as more news surface every day. After the social media giant had announced that roughly 50 million user profile’s information was shared and used, the number has now increased to 87 million. Roughly 70.6 million of those users are in the US.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder, and CEO of Facebook denies any wrongdoing and says he was unaware of the data breach. He also admits he didn’t believe fake news was a threat after the election in 2016. He said he made a “huge mistake” by not putting more emphasis on protecting user data. He is scheduled to testify before Senate next week.
Rumor has it that next week Facebook is going to start notifying users that were affected by the data breach.
Facebook has also announced stricter rules for third-party apps and will cut back on the information these apps can are collect from users. With Zuckerberg now being questioned and investigated by the FTC, the company’s future is uncertain as many users have started to delete their profiles.
Perhaps even more than that Facebook’s stock on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) dipped from 195.00 to 156.00 or roughly $36.00 per share, so it doesn’t matter how much you own or what price one paid to get it, the FB stock dropped $36.00 per share on the news of Zuckerberg testifying before Congress.
Nonetheless, that is the first sign of accountability we have had in this country for a long time. Now if these Congressional committee’s started placing accountability say on Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder, James Comey and a myriad of others, then we may just see some cleaning of the “Swamp.”
Putting matters into perspective — we all know that Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, and a host of other huge companies as well as our own government collect data on us — I am experiencing what I thought was a significant problem with my cell phone. In one day a host of companies started attempting selling “SUGGESTED APPS” or even downloading them for free. So each day I’d get up check my telephone and would literally be locked out of my cell phone because of these mentioned SUGGESTED APPS that of course would not exit my system. How do I feel about data mining by our government, FB, Amazon, and the lot?