It’s probably no surprise to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that his Wednesday blog post calling for “a privacy-focused vision for social networking” was quickly met with skepticism.
David O’Brien, a senior researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and the center’s assistant research director for privacy and security, suggests the blog post could prove similar to a famed memo from Bill Gates to Microsoft staff in 2002 calling for secure and “Trustworthy Computing.” While Microsoft’s security reputation has improved dramatically since that time, changes didn’t happen overnight, and the same may be true of Facebook, he says.
“I think it’s going to take years for this to really pan out,” he says.
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