Due to the continuing issues about online privacy that affect millions of web users lately, social media network giant Facebook made a surprising decision that disagrees to the planned online privacy protection law.
According to the shared information online about the decision, the popular social media giant believe that the new law may prevent revealing information about the Russian interference during the US election due to the privacy laws. However, Facebook also made a decision about its willingness to coordinate with the investigating parties and to discuss about altering the setting of privacy.
Based on the observation of a privacy advocate Marc Rotenberg shared through fortune.com, it appears that the social media giant is not prepared to secure its millions of users, which is actually the responsibility of many companies. According to the advocate, it is important for companies to learn to disagree with the requests of some governing bodies in terms of collecting personal information.
It is as well necessary that they should have a concrete protection to whatever product they offer using the Internet.
Unfortunately, Facebook seems lack the right security for its users just like when it revealed about the hackers from Russia who interfered during the US Presidential election last year. From the point of view of the advocate who shared his thought online, the California-based social media network is not allowing its users to determine its business practices and this might not be favorable.
There are revealed news report that it is actually the intention of the hackers from Russia to intrude different social media networking websites and this gave them the opportunity to spread fake information online such us through Facebook, which the Office of Direction National Intelligence (ODNI) revealed few months ago.
However, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) made a decision to sue ODNI for releasing the complete report of January under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
According from the report through epic.org, EPIC wants the ODNI to provide the complete assessment regarding the interference of the hackers from Russia during the election in the United States last year. The filed legal case also indicates that the ODNI failed to provide the right decision about processing the FOIA request from EPIC immediately.
Based on the report also, the issue about the Russian interference is a serious one and bothers many US citizens because of privacy concern.
The reported information through Fortune believe that the Chief Executive Officer (CEOI) of the social media giant Nark Zuckerberg somehow is revealing interest to listen about the latest privacy issues. Just like his most recent announcement, he revealed about their plans in altering some of their promotional strategies or practices to improve its transparency to the users and provide clear political advertisement sources that run through Facebook.
Even though this kind of decision is a positive indication, it still needs to adhere to the existing guidelines in terms of selling political ads online. Unfortunately, the Internet remains under the control of Federal Elections Commission (FEC) in case the objective is to assure an accountable and fair election. The news report added that the Congress sent a letter to the FEC already to update the current advertisement laws that will not allow governments of other countries from utilizing the promotional platforms online in influencing the voters.
These certainly include platforms or social media networks like Facebook and Twitter.
With the continuing increase of internet frauds and privacy issues, it is very important for web-based companies to give the best protection to their valued users and consumers. Countless of abusive hackers and scammers out there are just waiting for the right time to steal personal data from their targeted victims such as in the United States and across the globe.
As for many social media users, it is advisable to become aware of the different issues that might compromise them and not just using the Internet without knowledge.