California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and his counterparts in 36 states and territories sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg saying revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm, obtained information on more than 50 million Facebook members raised “many serious” questions that the Menlo Park company needed to answer.
The San Francisco Chronicle story is bad news for the Facebook CEO. The epicenter of the Trump Resistance is fuming, and they’re looking for someone to blame.
On top of that, Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wants Zuckerberg, and the CEOs of Google and Twitter, to pay a visit to Capitol Hill in April to “discuss Facebook’s past and future policies regarding the protection and monitoring of consumer data.”
That’s bad. Just ask the CEO’s in the tobacco industry.
Making things worse, the Federal Trade Commission confirmed that the agency has opened an investigation of Facebook, possibly including whether the company violated a 2011 settlement relating to data privacy.
Privacy? What privacy?