Privacy breaches now so common, they're not news anymore

Privacy breaches now so common, they're not news anymore

“Here’s a news cycle to get used to: a story breaks about a big technology company doing something that sounds like an invasion of privacy; then there’s outrage, and either an apology or a denial. Sometimes a class-action suit follows. Then everything gets forgotten until another week or two passes, and the cycle renews. Privacy snafus are to social networks as violence is to football.”

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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