updated 04:30 pm EDT, Fri March 30, 2012
Al Franken speaks out about privacy breaches
Senator Al Franken on Thursday spoke (PDF) at the American Bar Association's Antitrust Section, pleading for more government supervision of large media and technology firms. This would ensure greater privacy to Americans, and the chair of the Senate subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law specifically named Google and Facebook as the major threats. Franken said consumers don't have any legal protection when it comes to their personal information.
"The more dominant these companies become, the less incentive they have to respect your privacy," he said.
He also spoke out against the NBC and Comcast merger as well as AT&T's attempted purchase of T-Mobile. [via The Verge]