Christopher Hoofnagle article cited by The Washington Post, April 24, 2018
The first report on Google’s privacy practices, prepared by PwC during 2011 and 2012, numbered only 30 pages, Hoofnagle wrote, a potential deficiency given the company’s sprawling work in everything from search to self-driving cars.
Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by Phys.org, April 18, 2018
“One has to make an argument that consumers were deceived about friend information sharing, and that’s a difficult point to prove,” said Chris Hoofnagle.
Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by TIME, April 12, 2018
“The best the FTC can do is ‘fence in’ Facebook’s behavior to curb how misleading and surprising the company’s information sharing is,” explains Berkeley Law Professor Chris Hoofnagle. … “Facebook will survive any assault by the FTC,” he writes in an email, “because there is no substitute for consumers to go to.”
Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by California Magazine, April 10, 2018
“This is the way that Facebook and Google sell your data. [They] reward developers for working on their platforms by making personal data available—often much more data than are needed for the API, extension, or application functionality. When [social platforms] make your data available to developers, it is a transfer of value.”
Chris Hoofnagle quoted by Daily Democrat, April 8, 2018
Other regulatory action could focus on anti-trust issues and the social media giants’ content-moderation practices, said UC Berkeley law professor Chris Hoofnagle. … “You could see the left and right begin to unify around a competition agenda to deal with the censorship issues.”
Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by The Mercury News, April 8, 2018
Other regulatory action could focus on antitrust issues and the social media giants’ content-moderation practices, said UC Berkeley law professor Chris Hoofnagle. … “You could see the left and right begin to unify around a competition agenda to deal with the censorship issues.”
Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by The Washington Post, April 4, 2018
“Security is difficult and expensive, and no one wants to do it,” Hoofnagle said. “There’s the miracle of making it possible that you can order a sandwich [online]. That’s hard enough! And then people come along and say, ‘What about security?’”
Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by MediaPost, March 20, 2018
“The FTC has the burden to show non-compliance,” Hoofnagle says in an email to MediaPost. He added that doing so would require the FTC to “develop a narrative of how Cambridge Analytica was improperly supervised as a developer.”
Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by NPR, WABE-FM, Oct. 18, 2017
Currently, he says, “every second of your existence someone can come along and pretend to be you, get your consumer report, and get a new credit card or an auto loan in your name.” Hoofnagle says your credit report should be frozen by default and then you could unfreeze it to, say, buy a car.
Christopher Hoofnagle interviewed by California Magazine, Fall 2017
I’m more concerned with attacks that corrupt the integrity of our data. Imagine attacks where hackers subtly change systems so that they produce inaccurate results. We might not detect the interference, but eventually our systems would fail us and we would lose trust in them.