Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, July 13, 2019

US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media say. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been investigating allegations that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained the data of up to 87 million Facebook users.

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YAY!! Zuckerberg and his IT staff who created the workaround needs to be jailed.

#1 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-07-12 10:28 PM | Reply

$5bn fine.
Divided by 87m affected.
Your privacy is worth $57.47.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-12 11:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

The "Russians did it" meme had a good run.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-13 01:37 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Are you going to keep the overage or will you give it back?

Those harmed will see nothing. It's going to the federal government who will either keep it all of it or dole a portion out to leftist groups.

#4 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-07-13 10:25 AM | Reply

Democrats voted against the fine.

#5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-07-13 10:29 AM | Reply

Those harmed will see nothing. It's going to the federal government who will either keep it all of it or dole a portion out to leftist groups.

#4 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

One of the few things Jeff Sessions did right was to put an end to that horribly corrupt practice implemented by the "scandal free" Obama administration.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-13 10:43 AM | Reply

Jeff Sessions did things that are wrong?

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-13 12:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

About time. And for you sheep - You know how this data was used right? And by whom? Hint it wasn't just Cambridge Analytica and Trump.

#8 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-07-13 02:26 PM | Reply

where's the money going?

#9 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-07-13 04:07 PM | Reply

Cambridge Analytica gets off scott free. Classic outcome for the farce that is our politics and system of justice.

#10 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-07-13 07:54 PM | Reply

My understanding is that dems voted against because they wanted stiffer penalties.

#11 | Posted by dylanfan at 2019-07-14 02:23 PM | Reply

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