According to a recent NY Review article, what US billionaire* once made that remark about customers eager to give up personal information? Was it:


* Donald Trump is not on this list because I question whether he's a billionaire at all. Otherwise, he'd have been my first choice.

Views: 240

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on April 23, 2018 at 7:57am

No.  No I don't!

Comment by Steel Breeze on April 23, 2018 at 8:01am

don't know,but i'd guess Gates is the only one on the list who DIDN'T say it...

Comment by Anna Herrington on April 23, 2018 at 8:39am

Definitely Zuckerberg, the biggest reason I never signed on to facebook, that exact quote of his at age what, 19? 

And he's exactly the same today, as his 'but *you* gave me your information' as he said last month in questioning confirms...

Comment by J.P. Hart on April 23, 2018 at 9:51am

I would only ask this

magnificent seven cadre:

we'll be free,

won't we, guys?

Comment by Boanerges on April 23, 2018 at 11:40am

Oh, I give various social media all kinds of information, Amy. Just none of it's real.

True that, Breeze. I've always had some respect for Gates (and Musk too, come to that).

Nailed it, JT. I checked FB out after Open folded (under an assumed name, of course) and was less than impressed with everything from security to privacy. I read his bio a couple of years ago, and came away feeling kind of sick. In the end, his testimony will have zero net result -- other perhaps than for cosmetics -- for reasons that NYT Review article that quoted him laid out in detail. In other words, the incestuous military/government/Silicon Valley love affair.

Freedom is always good, JP.

Comment by David McClain on April 23, 2018 at 12:53pm

Meh, it is what it is. I can't believe anyone is shocked that FB would allow an outside company to mine personal data. Mining data means money and let's face it, Zuck is all about the bucks as most millionaire/billionaire/zillionaires are. Companies have been mining personal data ever since we invented the words...mining and why is this such a shocker? As for FB, well I use it as a way to keep up with friends and far flung family and it works for me. So if Zuck wants to make money from my info, he can get in line. He's not the first and won't be the last I'm sure.

Comment by Anna Herrington on April 23, 2018 at 1:47pm

Hello David!

Bo, I will say it was the thought of my wildly politically-and-in-every-other-area diverse extended family, plus having groups of friends about the same that was first reason why I thought facebook sounded like a nightmare...all those opinions and on and on in the same feed and seeing each other? Ack! Way to stir up trouble. And I'm not so into re-finding those from my past so much, either, although there are a few I wonder about...

Then I learned more and my son read the bio and I felt a bit sick, too, with some of what he said....although I'm on instagram so any self righteousness has been tossed out the window ; ) and I thought, enough. I at least won't add this to my life. I'm always trying to get outside more anyway.

My family emails with me. Old school. texts... we phone... Instagram. ...sadly also a facebook-owned site, with new and improved ways to eradicate privacy - but just photos is so much easier to take, imho. Mine are flowers and the coast, pretty much.They just sent me note saying they *aren't* using facial recognition but they will let me know when they do. !!! and 'yeah right' all at the same time.

but keeping in touch is why most people I know are on facebook, I get that, and plus you find out what the nieces and nephews are *really* like!

Comment by Ron Powell on April 23, 2018 at 3:55pm

Zuckerberg still thinks that way....

Comment by marilyn sands on April 23, 2018 at 4:02pm

I guess SANDS didn't make the list.  That reminds me - gotta roll some pennies!  ha ha

Comment by koshersalaami on April 23, 2018 at 4:04pm

The only reason I might not have guessed Zuckerberg is because it’s too obvious.


You need to be a member of Our Salon to add comments!

Join Our Salon


Pen for Hire ( Bathos, Pathos)

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 19, 2019 at 11:23am 3 Comments

Always Out Front.... Anyway

Posted by Robert B. James on June 19, 2019 at 8:34am 1 Comment

One Flew Under Radar

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 18, 2019 at 3:15pm 0 Comments

Tolerance and Bigots

Posted by alsoknownas on June 18, 2019 at 2:20pm 6 Comments

Where Jaws was Filmed

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 18, 2019 at 11:19am 3 Comments

I’m Not A Buddhist

Posted by Robert B. James on June 18, 2019 at 7:42am 5 Comments

2 Questions for Kosh and Jon

Posted by Ron Powell on June 18, 2019 at 2:30am 9 Comments

© 2019   Created by lorianne.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service