&@#! Zuckerberg & The IPO He Rode In On!
Can you tell I’m livid? And maybe livid isn’t even the strongest word I can use either.
So what has me so riled up this time? Last week I read an article where Facebook is defending CISPA. Specifically, this article: Facebook defends CISPA while pledging not to share more data published by Cnet.
For those of you not familiar with CISPA, it’s the new acronym for SOPA and PIPA’s replacement. It stands for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 3523). The bill is so loosely defined it is open to rampant abuse.
That being said, Facebook’s stance is eluded to in the article, but the full version is located on Facebook here: A Message About CISPA penned by Joel Kaplan, Vice President-U.S. Public Policy at Facebook.
The first issue I have with Facebook’s statement is their opening line:
More than 845 million people trust Facebook with their information, and maintaining that trust is at the core of everything we do.
Um, yea, right! That’s why the FTC is monitoring your privacy policies and conduct for the next twenty years. Facebook and Zuckerberg make a major mistake in that opening statement. There may be 845 million people using Facebook, but do they all – by extension – trust you? Hell no! At least I don’t and I know at least 50 others who don’t! I want whatever drugs the folks are taking at Facebook that leads them to believe in this fairyland their living in!
Next statement that just irks me to no end…..
That said, we recognize that a number of privacy and civil liberties groups have raised concerns about the bill – in particular about provisions that enable private companies to voluntarily share cyber threat data with the government. The concern is that companies will share sensitive personal information with the government in the name of protecting cybersecurity. Facebook has no intention of doing this and it is unrelated to the things we liked about HR 3523 in the first place — the additional information it would provide us about specific cyber threats to our systems and users.
Mr. Kaplan, if you honestly believe that 1) this bill is only about that you’re not only delusional, you’re clueless and 2) it makes no difference if you – Facebook – have intentions of using this bill in that manner, the point is, it leaves it open for you to change your mind and do so! (Along with other companies!)
I’m taking my stand here fellow readers. You want to interact with me? Let’s connect on Google+. My personal profile: Debbie Mahler on Google+ and the company page: Internet Tech Specialists on Google+
I’ve also got one more thing in the works regarding this. So stay tuned!