The Thursday Politics Thread Will Be Happy To Testify

Morning Politocadoes!

Here’s to Mark Zuckerberg, Silicon Valley wunderkind, noted grey t-shirt haver, Michael Cera impersonator, and  the man who thought he would be President. Remember that, folks? When he was just wandering around the Midwest just because he really wanted to see what these people think? Ah good times.

Too bad he is a colossal fuck-up.

“I don’t know about you, but I’m used to when people legally certify that they are going to do something, that they do it.”

OH! INTERESTING. A world beating tech guy  with a access to billions of human being’s private data is that fucking naive. Awesome. Sure.

After five days of silence, Good Ole Zucks went to the press (but not before posting something on his Facebook Page) swearing that there would be changes in his platform to better protect user data, (utilizing even more of the bad technology that got us here in the first place) stating that he’d even be supportive of some regulations in the tech industry.

The worst part of all of this is that Zuck’s even admitted that his platform might not be capable of tracking all of the data that goes through it. They’ve created a platform that they may not be able to control, but hey, pinky swear, they’ll fix this. At the end of the day, they put so much thought into whether they could do something with their tech they never stopped to think about whether they should.

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Lawmakers are decidedly less impressed with his statements, demanding he come to Congress and testify. Some lawmakers are even considering making it easier to sue Tech companies. Indeed, a woman is already suing Facebook over the improper use of her data.

I’ve always been at war with the Facebook. Some days I consider deleting it, but damn is it useful for maintaining connections and communication with far flung friends and family. I think it’s only a matter of time before the good ship FB goes down. There are legal and ethical issues so big here, you could drive a truck through them.

Welcome to Thursday! Please be excellent to each other. Mayor McSquirrel rule is in effect.