It came to my attention looking through my own Facebook Timeline that children being born right now could very well have their entire lives documented online – from birth, if their parents have accounts and upload photos of them. And it brought up a few thoughts: one, what a colossal bummer it would be to have your awkward stage documented for hundreds of people to see; and two, how children are growing up online now and need security.
The Obama administration made its mark as a campaign of technology, and as such they’ve made it a point to take on issues of broadband coverage and cybersecurity in legislation. But their latest set of changes has a hurdle to jump – and it’s not Congressional gridlock or stubborn Republicans. For maybe the first time, the Obama administration has to take on a force that helped win the election in the first place.
They have to take on Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading