Gegli news - Facebook can not trust it to protect its users' information. It's time for the congress to be involved - 12/21/2018 10:41:40 PM 10:41:40 PM
The inability or unwillingness of the company to change its practices makes the America and Americans less secure.
While details of this week's Facebook scandal - which the company has allowed partners to view private data-negative data-followers, the arc of this story follows a predictable script that, unfortunately, Americans have repeatedly And they are seeing it many times.
Every few weeks a new story is broken about some corporate innovations in unauthorized sharing, sale or loss of control of American data; the company apologizes and promises to bring customers first Put up This will change the beauty and fundamental changes in its policies. And then again a few months later. Rinse, rinse, repeat.
After years of this, Americans are clearly tired of their company's promises. Some of the largest technology companies have repeatedly shown the initial profit for the first time ... and then we will see the best interests of users.
Cheryl Sandberg personally told me that it's privately protected by national security, but now we know that Facebook has shared its personal information with Russian and Chinese telecommunications companies, with strong ties to their governments. (Yandex has been significantly accused of transferring user data to the Russian government, while US intelligence officials have been warning the Huawei government since many years).
Personally, I personally requested Facebook from Facebook earlier this year about sharing data with other companies, and my staff reviewed the privacy checks with the Federal Trade Commission. These audits, like the New York Times report, showed that when Facebook transmitted personal information to other companies, there was almost nothing to ensure that foreign companies protected this information.
So why is this latest confirmation that user data may be shared or traded without their permission without once again proving that most companies say almost anything to increase their drift to increase profit and stock prices?
For one, this will make the United States less secure because foreign enemies gain deep-seated personal information from Americans to be used later as ammunition against the United States.
The two recent reports written for the Senate Information Committee are a complete picture of how these campaigns work. Russia tried to remove African-Americans from the polls by targeting them in social media in 2016. This kind of foreign influence in the future will only be complicated.
When hostile regimes have free access to American intelligence - by getting it from friendly companies or stealing it - it's even easier for these governments to give us misleading messages and misleading content to undermine. US Democracy Designed,
Protecting our personal information is also a matter of personal security. When American data is easily accessible, it's easy for robbers, domestic abusers and predators for destructive purposes.
Here is an example: Wireless companies have allowed shadow data providers to track their mobile phone for many years, and then sell accurate data to anyone with a credit card. It is not possible to understand how dangerous it is. If a criminal can track you or your children, your safety is in danger. After concentrating on this focus, carriers eventually cut off relationships with these intermediaries. But to ensure that it does not happen again, I have written a strong law for consumers in black and white.
That's why I wrote a rigorous bill that ultimately protects Americans from the unusual misuse of their data.
My bill has three main elements: it needs radical clarity about how to collect and share information, and companies need to be named as anyone who accesses your information. Then, it controls consumers who can see their information, so they can easily allow companies to share their information. Ultimately, it penalizes companies that do not protect our privacy, and gives the Federal Trade Commission the resources to enforce the law.
Companies are lying to Congress and the American public many times over what they do with our information. This is my view that executive executives who lie to the government about protecting your privacy should not be penalized: you must have serious financial penalties and even the possibility of a prison libel to tell the government about protecting your data and Under my bill, they will be.
After watching the privacy rotation cycle too many times, it's clear to me that corporate executives need some skins in the game to seriously protect the privacy of Americans.