You know, I think about data protection and all that. I think about privacy. I hear everyone blame the companies for all their privacy woes and all I hear is whining. I have whined about it too I guess. Google never lied about their intentions. They were very upfront with how you paid for their awesome and free products. I feel like FAANG shouldn't be apologizing or taking responsibility. The user gave up responsibility willingly and it is up to the user to take back responsibility.

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@poetgrant Can't go wrong with taking responsibility for your own data, but how many people have the knowledge and skills to do so?

But if the behaviour of FAANGs is deemed detrimental to the public good, surely they should be regulated?

Everyone can't be a biochemist, but we do expect that food is free from harmful bacteria. Food safety regulations and inspections keep us safe — why not regulations for FAANGS and others who we trust with your data? A code of transparency at least.

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