Speaking to India's NDTV
during a visit to the country, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said Facebook takes user privacy seriously, and blames the backlash over a recent psychology experiment on sloppy communication.
"We communicated very badly on the emotions study," she told NDTV. "We hope users understand that we care about their privacy... We want to be transparent and give users control."
She said the experiment "was small, over one week," and claims it was conducted in a way that "protected privacy."
"Facebook cannot control emotions of users. Facebook will not control emotions of users."
That's so reassuring. I feel so much better now.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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