Amid the brouhaha about Facebook’s cunning plot to get millions of users to accept foolish default privacy settings, one interesting comment stands out. It comes from Jason Calcanis’s (free but subscription-only) newsletter:
Another problem Facebook is creating with their reckless behavior is
that they are simultaneously making users distrust the internet and
bringing the attention of regulators.
As an industry we should police ourselves and do everything we can to
create trust with users.
It would be great if the “adults” sitting around Zuckerberg’s cube
would explain to the Golden Child that just because he’s on the Forbes
billionaires list and he generates a mob of sycophants around him at
the TED conference, that doesn’t mean he gets a free pass to bring the
heat down on all of us.