Social media needs “simple rules” regarding personal info the public expects to be protected
April 18, 2018
(SEATTLE, WA.) – Bill Gates, who used to work up the road a ways in Redmond, WA as head man at a small start up called Microsoft says social media, Facebook in particular, needs to figure out some “simple rules” to keep private the type of critical personal information the public expects to be kept private.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4's "Today" program Gates, a co-founder of Microsoft said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is responding "as best he can" to the recent scandal, which saw 87 million US Facebook accounts scoured for personal data in 2014.
Gates also described Zuckerberg’s appearance at congressional hearings last week as "a pretty strong mea culpa in terms of things they (Facebook) could have done better.”