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Face that facing another setback -- anger billions of its users.
The company admitting a security breach that exposed six million of its users' information like email addresses and telephone numbers.
In the midst of all the recent news this extremely unsettling to say the least.
Here to tell us how concerned we should be as Texas.
And fortune magazine editor at large at -- and ski great to have you back Adam.
Thank you very much for having me again -- taking -- -- good hacker.
To bring this to their attention and we don't they have all night -- burns and that you know they're supposed to have every engineer under the plan it.
They're working for them why -- take -- outside person.
Well we've -- you know -- take a moment and talk about this word hacker because I think he gets confused a hacker used to deal and he's evil people who try to.
Packed into -- computers and then FaceBook made the word.
-- more popular -- the -- kind of hacking which is trying to come up with creative ideas using Internet software for -- services now.
FaceBook as many other Internet companies do maintain something called a white.
Program where they encouraged.
Good hackers hackers who our computer people who are interested in helping to say if you see something bad out there that can hurt us.
Tell us we'd like to know about it in their defense you know there are people are focused on building products not necessarily.
Paying attention to what all of you know the -- criminals.
There are there people are not focused on protecting the information that everyone has wisely or stupidly uploaded to their web site.
You know I'm not saying that they they they obviously they have people who are who whose whole job is to make the platform secure we can talk about whether or not the only good job saying it.
That's my original question so how did yeah those people not find this so what else could be slipping through the cracks here.
The the the the interesting comparison here -- between an Internet company like FaceBook and the boring old telephone company -- say what you will.
About the boring all talk phone company they did a pretty good job for decades and decades -- their gold plated technology of protecting our information and although I believe that FaceBook and Google and Twitter and -- Amazon.
Do -- good job and act in good faith.
When you give them your information you'll are taking a chance a little bit and I think you have to think about what it is that you're willing to give.
Those companies I mean they are trying but they're growing so fast that they -- just aren't as they aren't as good as the bad guys this.
That's -- terrific question Adam I mean no one knows this whole industry and sector better than you.
What have you given over to pays but how much information do you have one parent and what have you held off on the side and not shared with that he's not happy what you're doing -- you're the smartest.
I out there.
It's a -- few debts over generous to you -- it's interesting odd ball back and look at I remember correctly.
I'm relatively cautious you know I don't put my telephone number -- sir I don't put.
My -- -- my Social Security number I let.
Public user on FaceBook -- relatively little.
And I don't really let my friends -- my -- you know my friends on FaceBook.
See that much either I'm I'm comfortable with -- you know who my favorite sports team is or you know where I grew up but I'm not so sure I want them to know.
My birthday my telephone number that's of my my my child's -- and that sort of thing.
Eight -- couldn't agree with you more whenever it is site or some big majority asked me too many questions I'm like forget it it's not worth and I don't want it I don't -- that much information and there's a certain amount you have to get out.
To get business done.
But like you say -- when it comes steel.
Your phone number and maybe have a standard fake.
That's -- to remember that you put an online that's -- the couple that is opt for what your it's really -- but out of any acting aggregate policy go ahead on TV last review.
It -- you want to use these services you're really at their mercy to some extent sort of perfect example it.
Like everybody -- I try to use -- the same or one or two of three.
Passwords well here that means that every service -- sign up for has that password in theory they could be bad people and they can go -- into the other services but.
Right now there's no alternative -- you wanna use those services you gonna have to give me your password and a -- -- thanks much for coming on.
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