I met Michael Dash, Vice President of ParallelHR Solutions, Inc, at a Salt Lake Chamber function. Michael surprised me with two tickets to “A Discussion on Innovation and Public Policy”, with Mark Zuckerberg and Senator, Orrin Hatch at BYU…Thanks Michael.
This was Mark’s first appearance in front of a body of students and invited guests at a University.
Senator Orrin Hatch fielded questions from BYU students who posted on Facebook and some of his own. Most of the conversation was light, covering general key points about Facebook, its future role, as well as the role of the government. It is apparent that Mark’s hot buttons are children and their safe digital lives, and education.
Security is an important issue for The CyberHood Watch partners, Dave & Bill, especially when it deals with children and personal privacy with so many involved in social media. An interesting comment that Mark made regarding the use of private information was to publicly state that Facebook does not and will not sell your information. The act of doing so would be detrimental and contradictory to the expected trust of all their subscribers. The interesting note was in Mark’s follow-up statement that Facebook determines what information is accessed and delivered with a search for advertising purposes.
I was glad to hear Senator, Orrin Hatch state his opposition and reference to anyone having control of the Internet, and that Congress needs to step out of the way.
I am curious as to why Mark Zuckerberg, chose BYU as his first appearance at a University. Nonetheless, my son and I enjoyed the time together as well as the discussions that followed on the ride home.
Your CyberHood Watch Partner,
david c ballard
Radio Security Journalist