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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Facebook has been Lobbying Against Data Privacy Laws

Gee, I wonder why?

As legislators around the world have discovered their voters and all other people have a right to personal privacy, the executives at Facebook have become worried. If legislation is enacted to protect the privacy of consumers, Facebook’s business plans will be ruined. The company SURVIVES by invading the privacy of individuals around the world, then compiling the information and re-selling it for thousands of dollars to anyone and everyone willing to pay for your “secrets.”

It seems that Facebook executives are spending lots of money to lobby AGAINST the proposed new privacy laws.

A new report in The Guardian has revealed Facebook has been lobbing globally against data privacy laws. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined CBS News with details on that, plus the controversy over Facebook’s handling of users’ phone numbers.

You can watch a video about all this (after ignoring a couple of advertisements) at or in the video player below.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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