US Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) is very clear in the Zuckerberg hearing that affirmative consent should be required before gathering or using any information about anyone. He has a bill in process with just such a requirement.

So there goes the NSA, CIA, IRS, Social Security System, Census Bureau, TSA … heck, pretty much the entire federal government.

Yes, I’m kidding. I’m sure he plans to exempt himself and his cronies. Laws are just for the productive class, not the political class.

Imported from the original KN@PPSTER