It’s a week since Faceberg announced the Big Hack, and still no one knows anything about the hackers:
New York (CNN) — On Sunday, September 16, engineers at Facebook detected some unusual activity on the social media platform’s networks. It was an attack, the biggest security breach in Facebook’s history. And it would take the company 11 more days to stop it.
Now, almost a week since the public was first told of the attack, we still barely know anything about what happened.
We don’t know who the hackers were, or what they were looking for. We don’t know whether they were targeting particular people in certain countries. We don’t know how long they had access to users’ information. And we don’t know what, if anything, they took.
It’s so bad that former-future Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has revived the Internet Bill of Rights, and all of these rights are things that wake up Faceberg in the middle of the night in a cold, cold sweat:
You should have the right:
- to have access to and knowledge of all collection and uses of personal data by companies;
- to opt-in consent to the collection of personal data by any party and to the sharing of personal data with a third party;
- where context appropriate and with a fair process, to obtain, correct or delete personal data controlled by any company and to have those requests honored by third parties;
- to have personal data secured and to be notified in a timely manner when a security breach or unauthorized access of personal data is discovered;
- to move all personal data from one network to the next;
- to access and use the internet without internet service providers blocking, throttling, engaging in paid prioritization or otherwise unfairly favoring content, applications, services or devices;
- to internet service without the collection of data that is unnecessary for providing the requested service absent opt-in consent;
- to have access to multiple viable, affordable internet platforms, services and providers with clear and transparent pricing;
- not to be unfairly discriminated against or exploited based on your personal data; and
- to have an entity that collects your personal data have reasonable business practices and accountability to protect your privacy.
Pelosi suggests that a new agency could be/should be created to manage tech’s growing impact.