How is the war on fake news going? Facebook answers When Brook Mahealani Lee of Hawaii competed for (and won) Miss Universe in 1997, she was asked: “If there were no rules in your life, for one day, and you could be outrageous, what would you do?” She replied: “I would eat everything in the world. You do not understand. I would eat everything twice.” CNET: Mark Zuckerberg gets grilled by EU over data mining, election meddling Some might say this perfectly describes Mark Zuckerberg’s outrageous hunger for world domination over the last few years. Yet here he is, having to tolerate political beauty pageant questions from politicians at home and abroad. Well, after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, he did finally have to concede that Facebook’s commitment to privacy and security was about as firm as a chicken’s handshake. But the question you’re surely asking yourself is: what do security professionals think? Are they sitting there muttering that the Facebook CEO should be sanctioned for his apparent dismissiveness of security protocols? Fortunately, my eyes have descended upon a survey in which 759 security professionals were asked about Facebook and its troubles. Performed at the RSA Conference last month by security company AlienVault, the survey brazenly asked whether Zuckerberg should be fired. Also: Facebook’s new court defeat: This time it ‘may have free speech implications’ A hearty 38 percent insisted he should be. Which means that 62 percent thought he shouldn’t. This must be a great relief to Zuckerberg, who surely… [Read full story]
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