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Facebook wants more ‘government regulation to make clearer rules’ for protecting data

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By Jenny Goldsberry

Facebook passed the buck of protecting personal data to the federal government in their latest press release Monday. While they announced a new tool allowing users to transfer their information, they called for more government regulation.

Earlier this year, Facebook made it possible to to transfer pictures, notes and posts. Instead of keeping them on Facebook’s “silo” of data to sell, users can transfer them to more secure apps like Google Docs, Blogger and WordPress.com. It’s a part of Facebook’s effort to make data portability more accessible.

Now, according to Facebook, “people can now more easily see what destinations and what data types are supported” because of “greater transparency around the status of each transfer.” Users also gained the “ability to simultaneously start multiple data transfers for one destination.” Filter tools also give them more options when selecting “the data they want to transfer.”

Meanwhile, Facebook blames the US government for not making clearer regulations for data protection.

“However, to ensure user data is safe both while it is being transferred and after, we’re continuing to call for government regulation to make clearer rules about who is responsible for protecting that data as it is transferred to different services,” Facebook wrote in their statement.

This is the latest of Facebook’s attempt to shuffle blame away from itself and onto the government. Recently, they hosted a conversation on the future of privacy. They described the event as: “two privacy experts discuss[ing] the future of privacy and consent and how government regulation plays a role.”

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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MS-13 operates as the heavy hand for drug cartels in the U.S.

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Continuity Global Solutions CEO Jerry Torres shared his insight on the rise of cartels at the border with Sara Carter. According to his experience as a defense contractor and documentarian, immigrants aren’t leaving their countries because of the cartels, but for economic opportunity. 

“I’ve met with our special operations forces,” Torres told Carter on the latest episode of The Sara Carter Show. “They have been training on the El Salvador and Special Operations folks, and I met with the deputy director of their special ops folks there. And they said there are no MS-13 here. There might be pockets of them here and there in small neighborhoods, but they pretty much wiped them out.”

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Yet, the Biden administration considers the treat of MS-13 a pillar of their lax immigration policy. Instead, Torres says they’re not a threat at all. The locals actually get along fine despite the organized crime. “They’re not in fear of their country, they’re not in fear of the police, they’re not in fear of MS- 13. They just want a better life,” Torres said. “And the thing is, is if you take a look at what they’re claiming asylum, well, asylum is not for economic reasons.”

Meanwhile, the cartel has taken on a new role: human trafficking. Immigrants aren’t afraid of MS-13 because they turn to them for advice. Sara Carter has been reporting on this symbiotic relationship for years. “They’re basically rehearsing with a lot of the people, the migrants that are coming across, this is what you need to say, when you get across. This is what you need to ask for, or you won’t be able to stay,” Carter said. “So it’s kind of like a dress rehearsal of sorts. Before they come here, they are taught: what are our loopholes and what do you need to say.”

Under the Trump administration, the Department of Justice established a task force to fight the murders and other serious crimes committed by MS-13 members.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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