In the wake of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal and congressional hearings, there’s a palpable sense that the pressure slowly building around online data security is about to finally catapult us into uncharted territory. The issues aren’t new — Facebook has been a trailblazer in social media tech, but lack of transparency and misuse of user data have ruffled feathers over the years. A timeline of Facebook’s apologies published by The Washington Post lists 14 years worth of sorry-not-sorrys. Lawmakers on both sides the aisle in the US seem to agree that it’s time to regulate, but doing so is a…

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