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Facebook has told MPs on the the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee that it will have to finish the homework it's been set over the weekend. At the start of the month, the increasingly bolshy digital committee issued Facebook with a list of 39 questions (PDF) it said CTO Mike Schroepfer had failed to answer in …

  1. Blockchain commentard Silver badge

    Noon UK time or West Coast of America time?

  2. Will Godfrey Silver badge
    Unhappy

    No Surprise

    They have no respect for anyone in their own country, let alone a 'foreign' government.

  3. Alister Silver badge

    it will have to finish the homework it's been set over the weekend.

    Does Zuck have a dog?

    If he does, let's hope it doesn't eat his homework...

    1. katrinab Silver badge

      Yes, he has a dog, and it has its own facebook page

      https://www.facebook.com/beast.the.dog/

      1. macjules Silver badge

        That's not a dog, That's a self-powered floor mop.

        1. MMR

          What's sadder is over 2.5m people follow "it"

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            What's more sadder is the 109,831,828 that follow Zuckerberg

            1. jaywin

              Doesn't FB constantly suggest following him in your newsfeed? Normally in the middle of a list of things you might actually be interested in following.

              1. Anonymous Coward
                Anonymous Coward

                >>> Doesn't FB constantly suggest following him in your newsfeed?

                How dare you presume I have a newsfeed.

            2. macjules Silver badge

              Ah, but 109,831,827 were created by Cambridge Analytica

  4. The Specialist

    I wonder ...

    if it is possible to have a European Arrest Warrant issued to his name and drag his sorry derriere to UK face the parliament?

    1. IneptAdept

      Re: I wonder ...

      Well yes, but the USA wont listen and would start world war 3 if it did happen.

      Personally I think some plutonium in some tea may work

      1. John G Imrie Silver badge
        Happy

        Re: I wonder ...

        Could we outsource this to the Russians, in this case they might even do it for free.

        1. Mark 85 Silver badge
          Devil

          Re: I wonder ...

          Could we outsource this to the Russians, in this case they might even do it for free.

          Won't happen. The Russians need his company for spreading the "news".

          1. Andy The Hat Silver badge

            Re: I wonder ...

            If he was on UK soil and refused to play ball the cops would probably call him then collar him, lead him to the House, make him sit and bark out his answers ... at which point he'd probably ignore everyone anyway and openly lick his bits to embarrass the participants.

            After that kerfuffle the MPs wouldn't risk issuing a summons to the dog as well ...

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I wonder ...

      if it is possible to have a European Arrest Warrant issued to his name and drag his sorry derriere to UK face the parliament?

      I'm not sure that a parliamentary summons can be cause for issuing a European Arrest Warrant because it is (supposedly) for criminal suspects or convicts. But Zuk doesn't need any more time for his flunkies to scribble out answers - he's just commanded that the response is late to make a point. If the committee had any balls (sadly, I accept they don't) then they'd issue the summons anyway, and that'd mean the greasy little short arse would have to either turn up, or avoid the UK, including interconnecting flights forever, which would be surprisingly inconvenient for a member of the global rich club.

      And since he's made a point of not complying with the deadline, parliamentary officials should arrange him a special chair, with two inches cut off the legs and an even thicker booster cushion than the one he needed when he was not answering questions to the US Congress.

      1. BebopWeBop Silver badge

        Re: I wonder ...

        I would suggest one of those chairs with a convenient opening on the seat (and a suitable receptacle below) - but that only if he had any shame

  5. jelabarre59 Silver badge

    Toast of Tardiness

    Love the article picture, though. The classic meme that TV Tropes calls the "Toast of Tardiness". Although properly it should be a cute anime high school girl (like Yui Hirasawa for example).

    1. handleoclast Silver badge
      Devil

      Re: Toast of Tardiness

      Damn you to Hell! You got me lost deep into TV Tropes. It took all my willpower to escape. There's probably a TV trope about that - why don't you go and check? }:)

      1. jelabarre59 Silver badge

        Re: Toast of Tardiness

        Damn you to Hell! You got me lost deep into TV Tropes. It took all my willpower to escape. There's probably a TV trope about that - why don't you go and check? }:)

        Don't know about on the TVTropes site itself, but there *IS* an XKCD cartoon

  6. Keven E

    Fame is highly overrated

    ... by 109,831,827 in this case.

    1. Waseem Alkurdi

      Re: Fame is highly overrated

      But fame isn't measured by figures! (/s)

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They need to be asking FB the RIGHT questions...

    They need to ask Facebook (and the participating AV companies) about forcing users to submit to an "antivirus scan" because their "computers showed signs of infection" when in reality it had NOTHING to do with the users computer whatsoever and was directly related to the users profile only:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/assholedesign/comments/5elyzs/facebook_decides_i_need_to_scan_for_malware_wont/

    https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-mandatory-malware-scan/

    https://www.computerworld.com/article/2505688/web-apps/facebook-launches-malware-checkpoints-for-users-with-infected-computers.html

    https://www.computeridee.nl/nieuws/zo-kom-je-van-het-facebook-virus-af/+&cd=49&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    And they should also ask questions as to what data the almighty hidden Facebook Pixel could slurp from users/non-users and/or the data they input:

    https://marketingland.com/facebook-pixels-get-upgrade-track-actions-page-data-213335

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      'They need to be asking FB the right questions'

      Some politicians are, but they're also still being far too polite:

      https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/04/facebook-is-still-falling-short-on-privacy-says-german-minister/

  8. PhilipN Silver badge

    Room to let

    Apply Ecuador Consulate.

    He and Assange would have LOTS to talk about.

    One breaks out data from unwitting subjects.

    The other ... oh ... hang on a sec ....

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