Privacy: “Never write when you can speak”

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While the Meet the Press panel discusses Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s upcoming testimony before congressional panels investigating the mishandling of its data and other revelations about the social-media giant, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin weighs in: “It’s a big question for all these tech companies right now. They have to probably be regulated the way the automobile, the radio, television, all the earlier inventions were regulated. But the real question, underneath it all, is privacy. I think we have to figure out as a community now how much does our privacy matter to us? I would tell my kids or grandchildren now never write anything in an email that you don’t want to explode everywhere else. There was this old boss named Martin Lomasney and he used to say: ‘Never write when you can speak. Never speak when you can nod.’” Listen to more of the discussion here following Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal.

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