Most Americans Don’t Trust Facebook to Protect Their Privacy: Reuters/Ipsos Survey

Are you trapped in a bizarre alternate universe where this newsletter is your only source of information? That’s about the only reason to be surprised that a Reuters/Ipsos poll found vastly fewer Americans trust Facebook to comply with privacy laws (41%) than trust Amazon (66%), Google (62%) or Microsoft (60%). Facebook probably didn’t help its reputation for honesty by taking out full-page ads that admit a “quiz app” leaked data on millions of people in 2014 but fail to mention that the app complied with Facebook rules at the time. Go easy on the schadenfreude, though: the fallout is likely to harm everyone who relies on customer data.