Thursday, April 29, 2010

Senators Threaten Facebook

Four Senators took time out from their busy schedules to deal with a serious issue: Facebook

We hope that Facebook will stand by its goal of creating open and transparent communities by working to ensure that its policies protect the sensitive personal biographical data of its users and provide them with full control over their personal information. We look forward to the FTC examining this issue, but in the meantime we believe Facebook can take swift and productive steps to alleviate the concerns of its users. Providing opt-in mechanisms for information sharing instead of expecting users to go through long and complicated opt-out processes is a critical step towards maintaining clarity and transparency.

Sincerely,

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)

U.S. Senator Mark Begich (D-AK)

U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN)


At times like this, it's easy to blame politicians for such ridiculous pandering, but the blame truly belongs with the voters for approving of stuff like this. Repealing the Seventeenth Amendment would remove this kind of idiocy because state legislatures would appoint Senators based on results, not demagoguery.

1 comment:

stephenhopkins said...

Facebook and MySpace will, if not now very soon, be taken over by the government because it is the too blatant goal of the federal government to control every aspect of our lives.

If you subscribe to one of these social networking sites, quit. Don't support the these companies that will eventually use the power of government, with government, to shut down the internet as we now know it. This goes for Google and YouTube. Stop using these sites that are in bed with the fed.

Isn't it ironic that Mr. Saturday Night Live, Al Franken, is now turning into one of the government's most ardent fascists. But then again the line between socialism and fascism is only a hair width.