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Hawley Blasts Facebook And FTC; Wants Policy Change Over Fines

Creeped out and disappointed! Facebook will be forking over $5 billion for violating it’s own privacy policies, but U.S Senator Josh Hawley says that isn’t good enough. The Senator tweeted his disappointment.

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“This is very disappointing. This settlement does nothing to change Facebook’s creepy surveillance of its own users & the misuse of user data. It does nothing to hold executives accountable. It utterly fails to penalize Facebook in any effective way.”

The Federal Trade Commission announces a settlement Wednesday, representing the largest fine ever imposed by the FTC against a tech company.

The FTC began probing Facebook in March 2018 following reports that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly accessed the data of 87 million Facebook users.

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