THE FTC TAKES ON MARK ZUCKERBERG, RUTGER HAUER DIES, AND MORE NEWS

WIRED | 7/24/2019 | Alex Baker-Whitcomb
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The FTC took a shot at Mark Zuckerberg, actor Rutger Hauer died, and the comforts of in-game drudgery. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

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A 50-page complaint from the Federal Trade Commission landed today as it settled with Facebook to the tune of a record $5 billion. Facebook had to commit to make substantial changes to its structures and handling of privacy issues, and Zuckerberg himself will have to personally certify the company's compliance each year. “Mr. Zuckerberg does remain the controlling shareholder, but his power over privacy in particular will be more diffused, and his influence accordingly diminished,” an FTC commissioner said. But privacy advocates, as well as two FTC commissioners, decried the settlement as far too lenient.

The internet today lamented the death of actor Rutger Hauer at the age of 75. From his best-known role as Roy Batty in Blade Runner to Navarre in Ladyhawke, Hauer "brought that apparent heft, literal and metaphoric, to every movie he made."...
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