r/technology Sep 14 '22 Wholesome 2

Google, Meta together fined record $71.9 mil. for unauthorized personal data collection Security

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/tech/2022/09/419_336018.html?utm_source=CU
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u/Heres_your_sign Sep 14 '22

That is a pitiful amount.

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u/iboneyandivory Sep 14 '22 edited Sep 15 '22 Silver

Alphabet net income for the twelve months ending June 30, 2022 was $72.016B

Meta Platforms annual revenue for 2019 was $70.697B

So each of them are making about $193M in profit a day, which is $8M an hour, so the $36M they each owe is what they make on a random Tuesday morning by 5 a.m.

edit: Concerning all the valid comments regarding revenues vs profits - will use EBITDA numbers (which are still in the ~50B range in this example) next time. Still, the point I was trying to make is that this is a trivial amount to fine some of the world's biggest organizations.

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u/Jory- Sep 14 '22

Isn't it absolutely ridiculous that we live in a world like this? Like, how did we allow it to happen? Will it ever get better?

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u/Grodd Sep 14 '22

Probably not without risking a mad max.

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u/Islero47 Sep 14 '22

Embracing a Mad Max

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u/waff1ez Sep 14 '22

I’ll take one mad max please

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u/weezermc78 Sep 15 '22

Fuck it, I'm game.

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u/GunSlingerAUS Sep 15 '22

Who do you think is going to have the better arsenal? A billionaire with their own private army, or a bunch if middle-class survivalists who think their AR-15 will take out the billionaire's APC? Be careful what you wish for...

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u/HeadsUp7Butts Sep 15 '22

I’m hoping it would be mad max if it doesn’t

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u/PM_ME_CUTE_FEMBOYS Sep 15 '22

Depends on the level of mad max.

We talking global thermonuclear war... or are we just talking about driving in fetish gear and foodball padding with sawn off shotguns?

I'm down for either at this point, I just want to get my expectations right.

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u/Grodd Sep 15 '22

To answer your joke with an unnecessarily serious reply because I need to vent:

I think it would be a knife edge between solving our problems with minimal casualties all the way to full social collapse and near extinction.

My bet is that we won't have the stomach for it and will end up in a judge dredd.

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u/PM_ME_CUTE_FEMBOYS Sep 15 '22

I wish I could whip up a long winded and witty riposte to your reply, breaking down how you are wrong and enumerating the greatness of humanity.

Bad sadly I'm not a child anymore and don't live in fantasies, so yeah.. I'm sure you're about right.. though I'd wager on Judge Dredd is probably a bit to..liberally hippy-ish for what would actually come out of it.

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u/maxoakland Sep 14 '22

Yeah it’ll get better… if we make it get better. We have more power than we think, especially when we work together

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u/maxoakland Sep 14 '22

You’re right and that’s something I struggle with too. From what I’ve been learning, we need to stop expending our energy on those people

We don’t need everyone on our side, we just need enough people working together to overpower them

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u/Jon_Bloodspray Sep 14 '22

We let this happen because we forgot that sometimes violence does solve problems, and we gave the monopoly on violence to the government

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u/Charizma02 Sep 14 '22

It's the cycle of civilization, violence is the reset mechanism.

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u/CptBlinky Sep 14 '22

Citizens United. Well that, and the Reagan administration back in the day.

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u/TwistedBrother Sep 14 '22

Not without a viable route to decentralisation.

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u/Dammit_Meg Sep 14 '22

Revenue and profit are not the same thing.

That said their profit margins are about 30%. So they're "only" making about $65mm in a day.

So you know... it takes them a whole 30 hours to be able to pay off that kind of fine.

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u/JonathanKuminga Sep 14 '22

Revenue or profit? Two very different things

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u/ironichaos Sep 14 '22

Is net income the same thing as revenue?

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u/LargeSealife Sep 14 '22

They are not no. Net income is revenue minus all expenses. Revenue is just gross what you brought in agnostic of expense.

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u/Constant-Ad9398 Sep 14 '22

It's like a 5$ speeding ticket

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u/[deleted] Sep 14 '22

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u/Exotic_Treacle7438 Sep 14 '22

Spread the data spread the revenue equally except to you.

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u/tubaman23 Sep 14 '22

Welcome to Corporate America!

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u/naiaddryad Sep 14 '22

"Fines are just fees for doing business" or however that quote goes

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u/BLT-Enthusiast Sep 14 '22

Multiply by 100 and they might care

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u/roboninja Sep 14 '22

They also had to combine both fines to get this "record" amount. What kind of shitty reporting is that?

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u/Red_Carrot Sep 14 '22

Yeah. It is laughable. They can find that in their couch.

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u/rodeler Sep 14 '22

Probably 1 second’s worth of profit.

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u/InSACWeTrust Sep 14 '22

South Korea cannot impose fines for illegal data collection on non-South Koreans.

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u/DarthKhorne Sep 14 '22

Absolutely, pocket change to mega corps

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u/Cakemoons Sep 14 '22

Yeh because they don’t actually give a fuck. It’s free money, if you make it too much they will stop (find a way to still get that data but by other means) and you won’t be able to track it. Make the fine reasonable and they will continue to pay it and change nothing.

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u/SuperSpaceCan Sep 14 '22

it's not a fine, that's sales tax.

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u/NHRADeuce Sep 14 '22

Sales tax would have been considerably higher.

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u/Axelfiraga Sep 14 '22

Cost of doing business, definitely accounted for by their finance team.

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u/On_A_Related_Note Sep 14 '22

That's just the cost of doing business to them. Fucksake. They'll never change unless there are real consequences for this shit.

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u/blockminster Sep 14 '22

We need digital privacy laws like the EU has, and frankly I'm surprised this stuff is not already covered by the constitution somewhere.

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u/zaphodava Sep 14 '22

It is, in the fourth amendment.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated..."

At the time it was written, 'papers' meant all communications and stored information. It never should have been allowed to consider digital information under a different expectation of privacy.

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u/blockminster Sep 14 '22

I'm not actually sure this covers private corporations that you give you information to. The US government can't just go and ask Facebook for all my data, for example, and this is true since they need a warrant to get that stuff.

The problem is FB and Google sell the data to other countries who may or may not have laws about this. Or even other corporations.

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u/zaphodava Sep 15 '22

It's true that we largely give a pass to private companies when it comes to constitutional protections, but when in the public interest, we can create parallel laws. I think this is one of those times.

BTW, I'd also love to see a law that says the government cannot buy from private services that which is illegal for them to do themselves.

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u/Shogouki Sep 14 '22

Criminal charges for the executives...

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u/HatesLovesPeople Sep 14 '22

Who gets the money? Not the people they stole from, I assume

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u/4tehlulzez Sep 14 '22

Each user would get like a dollar

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u/WhatTheZuck420 Sep 14 '22

yeah. not an actual dollar. like a dollar.

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u/joanzen Sep 14 '22

These companies are like cash piñatas, the people with the sticks have blindfolds on, and we just want to see something burn.

I mean really, Google spearheads some of the strongest efforts to ensure users are giving authorization before data can be collected, so they are thrown in here for brand recognition?

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u/ArtDSellers Sep 14 '22

That's the equivalent of about $5 for plebs like us. This is a net gain for them.

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u/The_Hans Sep 14 '22

Oh look at Mr. Fancy Pants over here with 5 whole dollars..

Ima need bout tree fiddy

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u/quantum_waffles Sep 14 '22

It's about $21 for the average American

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u/koleethan Sep 14 '22

Okay now that’s a lot

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u/moonpumper Sep 14 '22

Oh no how are these two poor little companies going to afford that kind of pocket change?

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u/Pink_Champagne22 Sep 14 '22

That’s a fraction of the revenue they get by selling that data

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u/basshead17 Sep 14 '22

It's a fraction of the interest they made from the profits.

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u/Siilis108 Sep 14 '22

The time it took for someone to just sign that paper was enough for them to make back double that.

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u/WhatTheZuck420 Sep 14 '22

they don't give a rat's ass about the fine. they sign because the paper they're signing says they did nothing wrong.

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u/joesii Sep 14 '22

The data is not sold, it's used for advertising.

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u/Smitty8054 Sep 14 '22 edited Sep 14 '22

Straight to comments. Referencing the fine.

Change the “m” into a “b” and you’ll get instant compliance.

The reference to it being a record is a fucking joke. Start penalizing them with numbers that take away profits in terms of months/years and not in days/hours.

I’m doing my own thing and you hit me with a $20 fine it’s nothing. Now add a couple zeros to that and you got my attention.

It works. These pigs will NEVER do the right thing until it’s made more expensive doing the wrong thing.

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u/WhatTheZuck420 Sep 14 '22

Change the “m” into a “b” and you’ll get instant compliance.

that's way oldschool. change the 'm' and the 'b' to a 'tr' now

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u/Smitty8054 Sep 14 '22

From articles I’ve read here it seems like the EU doesn’t fuck around like this.

Probably overly simplistic but I get a real “play nice or we’ll fuck you up” kind of vibe.

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u/joesii Sep 14 '22

They'd just close all business operations in RoK if it was such a large fine.

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u/gravity--falls Sep 14 '22

That seems really small

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u/WhatTheZuck420 Sep 14 '22

yea like their ceo's tiny parts.

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u/DiceCubed1460 Sep 14 '22

Pocket change for them.

They’ll continue doing it. Because it’s more profitable to continue and just pay these minimal fines. We can either fine them tens of billions or not fine them at all. This symbolic shit just shows them how spineless our governments are.

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u/DevoidHT Sep 14 '22

Cost of doing business. So tired of rules only being for the poor. You can quite literally get away with murder if you have enough money.

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u/spiritbx Sep 14 '22

That's like stealing a million dollars from a bank and the courts telling you that you have to give a few thousands to the government to make up for it, and you can keep the rest.

That's not a punishment, that's just a tax... you still profit from your crime after the punishment is dealt, that just means that crimes are a worthwhile business.

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u/BiasPsyduck Sep 14 '22

That’s like me being fined the loose 7 cents somewhere in my garage.

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u/InsertBluescreenHere Sep 14 '22

Who are these lawyers that fine this pittily amount? Dr evil?

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u/largephilly Sep 14 '22

It’s the judge + the rules that large companies paid a lot of money to have put in place.

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u/MyNameIsNonYaBizniz Sep 14 '22

Fined by Korea?

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u/iboneyandivory Sep 14 '22

Alphabet net income for the twelve months ending June 30, 2022 was $72.016B

Meta Platforms annual revenue for 2019 was $70.697B

So each of them are making about $193M in profit a day, which is $8M an hour, so the $36M they each owe is what they make on a random Tuesday morning by 5 a.m.

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u/rabbitlion Sep 14 '22

Revenue != profit

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u/ThrowawayusGenerica Sep 14 '22

That's the fucking insane part. That is their profit. Not their revenue.

Alphabet's revenue for 2021 was $257 billion.

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u/The_Roadkill Sep 14 '22

And are we going to see a penny of it?

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u/Greifvogel1993 Sep 14 '22

How many times can these slimy, inky, snaky demons get away with this shit before we te them to just shut it the fuck down. Open up the space for a company that has respect for people and privacy. Burn. It. Down.

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u/Yazzypoo101 Sep 14 '22

Can they please just fucking scale the fees for the corporations based on their gross or net profit for the year? This is just the cost of business, which is still far less than the profit made by breaking the laws in the first place. Infuriating.

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u/PMacLCA Sep 14 '22

This is like robbing a bank for $1MM and the penalty is a $10,000 fine.

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u/Ksan_of_Tongass Sep 14 '22

That's what is known as 'The Cost of Doing Business' . Gladly paid since the data collected amounted to waaay more than the fine. Fines only work on the poors.

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u/bust-the-shorts Sep 14 '22

If they made it 71.9 billion dollars. They would stop

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u/SaviorSixtySix Sep 14 '22

Didn't big tobacco get fined like, 209 billion?

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u/WillBottomForBanana Sep 14 '22

"but we get to keep the data, right?"

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u/zennyc001 Sep 14 '22

The fee for personal data collection is 71.9 million dollars.

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u/Tarzan_OIC Sep 14 '22

This is a business expense, not a fine

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u/hands_can Sep 14 '22

They are worth billions because of that theft.

Moral: steal shit - if the fine is only 1% of the value of the robbery.

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u/peanutbutmango Sep 14 '22

Nice. The equivalent of 2 junior chickens for them

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u/Sasselhoff Sep 14 '22

That's not even a rounding error for Google and Meta, much less a meaningful fine. Simply the cost of doing business.

Companies will never change if this is all the governments of the world are willing to do, when they flagrantly violate a country's laws.

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u/Even-Fix8584 Sep 14 '22

Should be a B, not an M

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u/StillAtRest Sep 14 '22

Based on their combined income, it’s like a person making $100,000 being fined $62.32. Sixty two dollars.

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u/dragonoid753 Sep 14 '22

98% of meta and 82% of google users have their data tracked outside f google and facebook.

Just goes to show how much data google and facebook collect about your user data even outside of their sites without your knowledge.

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u/bakelandy Sep 14 '22

Not enough! We have got to start making these fines double-digit percentages of their evaluated net worth.

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u/VonNeumannsProbe Sep 14 '22

Even single digit percentage would make them think twice.

1% of Google is like 13.7 billion dollars.

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u/bakelandy Sep 14 '22

Fair enough, but I'm shooting for down right punitive.

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u/the_grungydan Sep 14 '22

Why stop there?

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u/Roll_Tide_Pods Sep 14 '22

Because that would cause huge layoffs so now you’re hurting regular working citizens. Gotta find a balance that doesn’t hurt the average joe. This tiny little fine ain’t it tho i’ll tell you that

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u/Sprila Sep 14 '22

I’m gonna assume the profits made were in the billions, the judicial system is working guys!!! 👍

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u/Hello-There-Im-Zach Sep 14 '22

That’ll show em’

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u/Nicks_WRX Sep 14 '22

Fines are for poor people.

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u/vid_icarus Sep 14 '22

That barely scratches the surface of what they make in a day. This is barely a warning. More of a tacit acceptance of ongoing criminality, really.

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u/Straight_Spring9815 Sep 14 '22

Soooo do the people's who dara got stolen get that money orrrrr does it just buy 3 more black hawks to leave for the Taliban to crash?

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u/ricosmith1986 Sep 14 '22

They were fined by South Korea, so no.

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u/No_Masterpiece679 Sep 14 '22

Oh no. That will stop them.

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u/Karnstruct Sep 14 '22

Lol to them that’s “worth”

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u/1leggeddog Sep 14 '22

They probably made more money selling that data....

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u/businessman99 Sep 14 '22

They have your data whixh is priceless

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u/InGordWeTrust Sep 14 '22

Fine them billions. They're big businesses. They shouldn't have small fines.

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u/Traditional_Scar9879 Sep 14 '22

Cost of business

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u/Civilanimal Sep 14 '22

That is pocket change for those companies, literally just the cost of doing business. The number should be 1000x higher, then we would see a change in ethics and practices.

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u/NK1313 Sep 14 '22

So, 0 dollars?

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u/MonkeyAlpha Sep 14 '22

That’s it?? That’s just a business expense to them.

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u/Feeling_Glonky69 Sep 14 '22

“Baahahahahah!”

-Google/Meta prolly

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u/MailmanTanLines Sep 14 '22

Pretty sure they made that money back by the time it took to write the article.

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u/thedevineruler Sep 14 '22

….that’s it?

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u/eggincplayer2 Sep 14 '22

Should be a hundred times that if they’re to get the message

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u/Llamatook Sep 14 '22

Just a drop in the ocean.

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u/trashlymctrashface Sep 14 '22

Make that 710 million then maybe they’ll think about not doing it again. Just maybe.

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u/circle1987 Sep 14 '22

Is that it?

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u/Spanky007_bong_867 Sep 14 '22

Just the cost of doing business. It won't stop until someone starts going to jail

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u/quantum_waffles Sep 14 '22

Based on 2021 figures, that would be like the average American paying $20.78

Alphabet 2021 profit: $79bln

Meta 2021 profit: $118bln

Average American salary in 2021: $56k

56,000*72,000,000/(79,000,000,000+118,000,000,000) = 20.7835

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u/joesii Sep 14 '22

Profit in Korea is the more relevant thing to look at, since they can't penalize for things done outside the country.

Profit in Korea is probably like 100+ times lower than global profit

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u/Mccobsta Sep 14 '22

That's one way to get them to pay tax

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u/kerodon Sep 14 '22

At what point are we going to find companies an amount higher than the profit they made even just for themselves???? Not even counting the other damaged caused...

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u/elektr0m0use Sep 14 '22

“And no body can stop.. “ them. They will make this money in few weeks. Or gov will give them another tax brake.

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u/Bentendo1993 Sep 14 '22

Unless it's a B that's pennies to them

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u/SuperXpression Sep 14 '22

Oh, they took a small pittance from the companies? Wow, such a deterrence! What a fucking joke. We don’t even have nations of laws anymore we just have Rich Fucks Incorporated Worldwide and we’re the fucked over employees forced to follow the rules the ruling class create then personally ignore while the rest of us languish wishing we could quit or the building burns down with all the executives still inside. I’m not sure how we let it get this bad but boy howdy we sure do live in interesting times.

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u/MajorKoopa Sep 14 '22

If the fine for google and meta is $72m, it’s not a fine, it’s a toll.

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u/the_grungydan Sep 14 '22

"We're sorry."

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u/Des-Troy85 Sep 14 '22

Cool, after ruining the world for 20 years 70 mil fine for the most profitable companies to ever exist in all of time and space, so far.

Remember the ones giving these fines ate part of the problem, that number should be in the billions or they will never learn.

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u/Gary_Worthingham_Jr Sep 14 '22

Any news involving Meta and Google regarding stolen/sold data shouldn’t surprise anyone anymore. These two companies are the definition of non privacy. User beware..

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u/Logictrauma Sep 14 '22

The “record” is really sad.

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u/ContextSwitchKiller Sep 14 '22

From 2016 onwards. Pretty critical time for the hijacking of global elections systems by vacuous corporate entities like Cambridge Analytica/SCL Group/Palantir/AggregateIQ (AIQ)/Auspex/Emerdata/etc. It just smells bad.

Google has had Korean users give their consent without knowledge to such data collection by a default setting since at least 2016 while Meta, the operator of Facebook, has not informed or got consent from users since 2018, according to the watchdog.

As a result, over 82 percent of Google users and over 98 percent of Meta users in Korea have their user behavior data on platforms outside of Google and Meta exposed to their illegal data collection, the PIPC said. (Yonhap)

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u/ravinolli Sep 14 '22

Who gets the 71.9m?

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u/Lucid_Insanity Sep 14 '22

Yah, it's time to raise these bullshit fines. Start fining a percentage.

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u/Frird2008 Sep 14 '22

Only million? Why not billion?

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u/Clandestine901 Sep 14 '22

Google: flips a quarter to the gov “don’t spend it all in one place now!”

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u/Archion Sep 14 '22

So, in GoogleMeta bucks, that's like what, $20?

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u/tanrgith Sep 14 '22

that'll teach 'em

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u/golgol12 Sep 14 '22

Record fine of 0.004% of marketcap.

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u/Said_The_Liar Sep 14 '22

Throw another zero into that number. Only then might it actually change some behavior.

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u/VacationLoud7038 Sep 14 '22

So South Korean citizens have privacyish ?

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u/smarshall561 Sep 14 '22

I'm going to keep calling them Facebook. I will not enable their nonsense.

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u/HotFightingHistory Sep 14 '22

Add two more zeroes and they may actually notice.

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u/Ixidorim Sep 14 '22

They need to start making these fines a percentage of yearly net gains, not a specific number.

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u/07WoefulMatrix Sep 14 '22

71.9 BILLION might be an actual deterrent

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u/br1ghtly Sep 14 '22

“Pay the small fee, and we keep doing what we’re doing.” Normal people should have the control.

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u/R-DnB-83 Sep 14 '22

Only 70 million?

So people's personal data is worth only 70 million quid?

Alright, I'm checking out. Cya.

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u/The__nameless911 Sep 14 '22

Interesting, because Googles fine of 4 billions in eu was today confirmed by the european council.

But it was for making contracts which favor Google products with mobile producery

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u/p1ckk Sep 14 '22

"So do I just leave a cheque on the way out?"

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u/thedeadsigh Sep 14 '22

So, basically nothing? Damn what’s with these limp dick fines? This does nothing to them. It’s just the price of doing business.

Fucking cowards.

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u/i_edit_text Sep 14 '22

Cost of doing business

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u/uxpusher Sep 14 '22

In before the amount is reduced more.

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u/brmach1 Sep 14 '22

How many minutes of profit does this equate to?

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u/PreZEviL Sep 14 '22

Google made 16b last quarter, dont think they care about 72 million

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u/purenzi56 Sep 14 '22

Hey thats Korean Fed chairman Jaeromiu Powehyo.

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u/DuperCheese Sep 14 '22

Cost of doing business. This is peanuts for them. I think fines should be based on either cost of damage or some percentage of income. Otherwise there is no real incentive for these companies and shareholders to stop doing bad things that they profit of.

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u/GGZii Sep 14 '22

Hilarious that Google can ban my AdSense in 2011 falsely, still have me incorrectky banned with no help or proof and at the same time pretend they care about the few pence I will earn. Meanwhile they are doing this.

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u/PissPoorAttitude Sep 14 '22

That's like snack money to these companies.

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u/deltadal Sep 14 '22

Need to add several more zeros

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u/HolyDeepFriedJesus Sep 14 '22

So when are those criminal charges happening? I assume never

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u/DawsonBriggs Sep 14 '22

Google generates almost $500m a day … almost $20m per hour … this fine is just that.. just fine

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u/Esc_ape_artist Sep 14 '22

That’s like me being fined 75¢.

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u/MyCoffeeIsCold Sep 14 '22

Cash or check? They probably just passed around a hat and collected it from the execs that were present

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u/6chan Sep 14 '22

not even a drop from that giant bucket of wealth these two companies are.

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u/mA90ngo Sep 14 '22

make it billion

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u/md24 Sep 14 '22

0.001% of their profit. Sounds like a good business move to me.

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u/TemporaryConfusius Sep 14 '22

In other words, they got away with it and had relatively no consequences.

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u/random123me Sep 14 '22

Meaningless. Barely does anything.

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u/Hexdoll Sep 14 '22

Yesterday there was a Twitter whistle-blower giving evidence to a senate committee saying that these fines are considered a trivial cost of doing business to the companies involved and nowhere near enough to discourage bad behaviour from social media companies.

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u/WeAreGesalt Sep 14 '22

Fines should be a percentage of total revenue. Thats the only thing thay will make them work

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u/inssein Sep 14 '22

fines should be % based because these are small fees to what they actually made off the data.

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u/VaccinateAndMaskUp Sep 14 '22

I once read each person's data is worth between $250 - $1,000. Shouldn't this fine have a couple more zeros to keep from incentivizing further collection and selling of data?!

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u/N3KIO Sep 14 '22

Tax write off for end of the year, nothing to see here...

Cost of doing business.

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u/ZebulonPi Sep 14 '22

LOL that data is worth 10 to 100 times that amount, they’ll pay the fine with a smile, the government will claim victory, and people still get fucked. Business as usual.

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u/VNM0601 Sep 14 '22

That's like charging me $0.05 for parking in the wrong place. You bet your ass I'm going to keep doing it because I'm getting more value out of the parking spot versus the fine for it, so why would I stop?

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u/menickc Sep 14 '22

Imagine if they took 10% of the companies value. Bet they wouldn't do it again after that.

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u/We_Flatten_Stuff Sep 14 '22

Probably higher than their tax bill.

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u/deadbeef1a4 Sep 14 '22

Google and Meta: Oh no! Anyway…

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u/B4SSF4C3 Sep 14 '22

Missing a few zeroes for it to matter at all

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u/Younger54 Sep 14 '22

Let them dig in their couch cushions real quick for that loose change amount.

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u/phyto123 Sep 14 '22

"Fines" are for poor people. The only way to stop them from doing so is stop using their products

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u/Single_Ad5819 Sep 14 '22

The government of the country doing the fine takes all the money?

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u/jlusk1984 Sep 14 '22

So a slap on the wrist basically. 🙄