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Five Questions Facebook’s Leaders Still Need to Face

Five Questions Facebook’s Leaders Still Need to Face

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  • Ouch. So many valid points here. But this section on accountability:

    “Robert Oppenheimer, the father the atomic bomb, reminded us over 70 years ago that scientists can know sin. “Mr. President, I have blood on my hands,” he told President Harry Truman in 1946.

    The same can be said for tech executives

    Ouch. So many valid points here. But this section on accountability:

    “Robert Oppenheimer, the father the atomic bomb, reminded us over 70 years ago that scientists can know sin. “Mr. President, I have blood on my hands,” he told President Harry Truman in 1946.

    The same can be said for tech executives. Zuckerberg and Sandberg have been happy to amass great wealth and power relying upon other people’s money and the public’s trust, but they do not want to be accountable to those who supply the needed resources. In their reaction to Facebook’s growing list of scandals, its leaders seem two-faced, too cowardly to admit they have lost control of their Frankenstein monster.”

  • I think Jeff is chastising the player in the penalty box while conveniently ignoring the brawl out on the ice.

    Jeffrey, with the amount of data out there being traded about you, manipulated without your consent and repurposed to change your behaviors every single day, why only fling mud at Facebook

    I think Jeff is chastising the player in the penalty box while conveniently ignoring the brawl out on the ice.

    Jeffrey, with the amount of data out there being traded about you, manipulated without your consent and repurposed to change your behaviors every single day, why only fling mud at Facebook?

    Why not Google? Or Microsoft? Or even the soon-to-be addressable TV tech that will finally marry digital with broadcast?

    I think our collective aim should be pointed at the public, to show them how their data is being used and teach them to be better stewards of it.

    Then, let’s work out a way for consumers to opt into all targeting (perhaps blockchain can help?) and create a better ecosystem that helps advertisers and consumers alike.

    Facebook is this week’s canary; let’s address what’s coming out of the depths of the mine.

  • I’m so interested to see how long this scrutiny will last and what will become of Facebook as we know it.

  • Agreed