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Judiciary and Commerce committees move to checkmate Facebook

Eric Garland Government Trends, Technology Trends Leave a Comment

On April 10th and 11th, the Senate and House committees on the Judiciary and Commerce held a rare joint open hearing with Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook. The topic was Facebook’s handling of the data of US citizens. The peripheral, but more important matter, was use of Facebook data in election interference around the world. Very few commentators differ …

Apples to apples with Facebook, Instagram and General Electric

Eric Garland Uncategorized 1 Comment

On Monday, Facebook shocked the world by making an offer for Instagram, a web application that shares photos, for one billion dollars. This is notable for a few reasons: Instagram has only been around for a couple years The company only has 13 people Nobody can quite show how the company makes any money Yet the business press, doing about …