Worse than its contempt for the law and paying taxes, however, is Facebook’s political agenda and its censorship of those who have a different stance (see earlier).

Facebook has been advertising extensively in the U.S. to the effect of “we’re going to do better”. Believing that is rather like trusting a rattlesnake on the path in front of you not to bite you.


Facebook will be fined £500,000 ($US 662,900) in the U.K. after the country’s privacy watchdog said its data sharing scandal broke the law.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is hitting the social network with the maximum possible fine it can impose, for two breaches of the U.K.’s Data Protection Act.

Facebook failed to safeguard people’s information, the ICO said, and was not transparent about the way in which user data was harvested by others.

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