We need a sheriff on the online frontier

We need a sheriff on the online frontier

Internet freedom is wonderful, but transparency is needed online

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, let the cat out of the bag when she spoke in Dublin last week. “If you look at the history of technology . . . what you see is these early phases where everyone is excited about what changes, and then some real phases of alarm,” she said. “And now . . . we are in that follow-up period of reflection and warning where new rules are going to be written and boundaries are going to be set.”

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