28th August 2012
The technology industry is trapped in a cycle of privacy breaches and class action lawsuits that does nothing for the average internet user. The new Facebook settlement is just the latest example.
Step 1) Facebook/Google/etc. break a privacy law.
Step 2) Critics blow whistle, lawyers sue for millions.
Step 3) Company pays millions to critics and lawyers, nothing to you.
Step 4) Wash, rinse, repeat.