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Don’t break up Facebook — replace Mark Zuckerberg, says former security boss Alex Stamos

Don’t break up Facebook — replace Mark Zuckerberg, says former security boss Alex Stamos


On Friday May 24, 2019, Eric Johnson at Vox wrote:
Zuckerberg is passionate about Facebook’s products, but he has too much power and needs to give some of it up, Stamos says.

Alex Stamos, the former chief security officer at Facebook who left the company last year for a role at Stanford University, isnt convinced that breaking up Facebook will actually solve the problems it has created.

You cannot solve climate change by breaking up ExxonMobil and making 10 ExxonMobils, you have to address the underlying issues, Stamos said on the latest episode of Recode Decode with Kara Swisher.

Instead, he told Recodes Kara Swisher at the Collision conference in Toronto, Facebook should model its future on the internal revolution at Microsoft that began in 2002, in the aftermath of the antitrust case United States v.

Thats not good for democracy, for these decisions to be made in a secret conference room, based upon external pressure.

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