Robert Weissman quoted in MarketWatch about the FTC’s fine on Facebook

MarketWatch

By Jon Swartz

“It appears that Facebook got off easy yet again,” Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group, said in a statement. “The FTC should have forced Facebook to abandon plans to integrate Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp; and it should have, at minimum, imposed severe privacy-protecting conditions on Facebook’s plans to launch a new global, privatized currency,” Weissman said. “The odds are unlikely that such measures were included in the settlement.”

 

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