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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.

Mark Zuckerberg now says: “The Internet needs new rules. Let’s start in these four areas.”

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook, seems to have totally reversed his business philosophy. He recently wrote:

Mark Zuckerberg

“Technology is a major part of our lives, and companies such as Facebook have immense responsibilities. Every day, we make decisions about what speech is harmful, what constitutes political advertising, and how to prevent sophisticated cyberattacks. These are important for keeping our community safe. But if we were starting from scratch, we wouldn’t ask companies to make these judgments alone.

“I believe we need a more active role for governments and regulators. By updating the rules for the Internet, we can preserve what’s best about it — the freedom for people to express themselves and for entrepreneurs to build new things — while also protecting society from broader harms.

“From what I’ve learned, I believe we need new regulation in four areas: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability.”

Do you believe Zuckerberg has changed? Or does he simply want to avoid the problems of controlling the users of his own company and let the government(s) do it for him?  Click here to read his entire message in an article in the Washington Post.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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