On Dec. 11, 2018, Capitol Hill in Washington, Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies at a House Judiciary Committee hearing “examining Google and its Data Collection, Use and Filtering Practices”. In October, Google admitted that a few months ago, it discovered a data leak involving its Google Plus service, which it said would be shut down.
Pantas Sutardja, chief executive of LatticeWork Inc. as Data Storage company, said such scandals forced companies to pay more attention to protecting and managing user content. Sutardja added “2018 has been a challenging year for tech companies and consumers alike. Company CEOs being called to Congress for hearings and promising profusely to fix the problems of data breach but still cannot do it.”4 inch steel pipe
Also this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from American Congressmen about allowing political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to use data from millions of Facebook users. Zuckerberg apologized to lawmakers, pipe and tubing suppliers but some lawmakers said the huge social network could not be trusted to regulate itself.
This year, the news revealed that foreign agents used social media to secretly spread fragmented, often false information in the United States and around the world. Walt Mossberg, a former science journalist, said consumers were frustrated. He also added “It does not matter to whose benefit they were operating. What bothers people here is that a foreign country, using our social networks, digital products and services that we have come to feel comfortable in, a foreign government has come in and used that against us,”.