The FTC Wants More Privacy, Less Zuckerberg, at Facebook

MARK ZUCKERBERG’S NAME doesn’t appear anywhere in the 50-page complaint brought against Facebook by the US government Wednesday as it settled charges the company deceived millions of Americans over how it used and shared their personal information. But make no mistake: The Federal Trade Commission is not happy with how Zuckerberg has been running his company. As part of the settlement order, Facebook has agreed not just to pay a record $5 billion civil penalty, as previously reported, but also to make substantial changes to the company’s structure and how it handles privacy issues. The order doesn’t hold any executives personally liable, as some commissioners had sought, but Zuckerberg will need to personally certify each year that Facebook remains compliant …

Why an artist turned tech bosses into mythological figures

Sebastian Errazuriz has funneled his fears over the increase in technological power into a series of audacious 3D printed sculptures It was 2016 when Sebastian Errazuriz first felt the fear. He was walking to the subway in Brooklyn when a chilling thought dawned upon him. It occurred to me we might be the last generation of artists, said the New York-based Chilean artist, because we might be the last generation of everything. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), theres a decline of human control and jobs, not only within the service industry, but in the creative field, too. That was really weird and creepy, he said. Most people think: Its OK if the truck drivers lose their jobs, its …

5Gs Potential Health Hazard, Zucks Deleted Posts, and More News

Tech news you can use, in two minutes or less: 5G: Cool for your cellphone, terrible for your health? 5G, the cell phone network that promises to exponentially increase data speeds for all, might help load a web page faster but could also hurt your health. It turns out your sweat glands act kind of like antennas in response to the high frequency waves planned to be used in the service, and funding for research on the health effects is relatively slim. 5G is still in its infancy in the US though, so here's to hoping research about its potential health hazards catch up with the technology itself. Facebook had a hell of a weekend Over the weekend, Facebook poked …