How can I describe the fine of between $3 billion and $5 billion
that Facebook is likely to pay to the Federal Trade Commission —
which will doubtlessly be touted as its largest ever — to settle
the government’s inquiry into what the social networking giant
called “our platform and user data practices”?
How about: It’s a parking ticket. Not a speeding ticket. Not a
DUI — or a DUI(P), data under the influence of Putin. A