'We don't want a camera in everyone's living room' says bloke selling cameras in living rooms. Zuckerberg, you moron

www.theregister.co.uk | 2/21/2019 | Staff
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Facebook is not going to give people the option to pay it to stop gathering and selling their private information because it wouldn't be fair to those that can't afford it.

That's the world according to its CEO Mark Zuckerberg who appeared unaware of one of the internet's oldest business models in conversation with Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain.

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"Are we going to let people pay to have different controls on data use than other people? And my answer to that is a hard no," the Zuck chucked, adding: "If I could buy my way out of ads and data collection it wouldn't be fair to those who can't."

Whether that is an indicator of just how valuable user's personal data is to the social media giant – enough they wouldn't want to pay for it – or a logic argument that sounded good when he said it but was more about not wanting to say what he really thinks, we may never know.

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What we do know is that Mark Zuckerberg seems confused by his own company's actions. Asked by Zittrain about his pet idea that Facebook be expected to act as a "information fiduciary" where it is morally and legally responsible to look after people's data in their own interests, Zuck replied: "The idea of us having a fiduciary relationship with the people who use our services is intuitive."

But he then argued that the company's "own self-image of ourselves and what we’re doing is that we're acting as fiduciaries and trying to build services for people." Which will be news to anyone that has been following Facebook's concerted and persistent efforts to hide what information it gathers, and what it does with that information.

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Zuckerberg even gave an example of what would be going too far: "If you want to talk in metaphors,...
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