This is… hilariously painful. Again, these are the folks who are making policy decisions.
[quote]Today’s congressional hearing on Google and tech privacy provided yet another opportunity for America’s elected representatives to prove how little they know about the businesses they would like to regulate.
Rep. Steve King (R–Iowa) did not disappoint. He related an anecdote involving his 7-year-old granddaughter, who was playing with an iPhone when an image of King accompanied by crude language appeared on the screen. “How does that show up on a 7-year-old’s iPhone who’s playing a kid’s game?”
Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who had been summoned to Capitol Hill to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, matter-of-factly answered, “Congressman, iPhone is made by a different company.”
King then attempted to save face by suggesting, “maybe it was an Android.”
Apparently it was 3 hours of this level of shit, one side says you guys are for the other side, other side says you are a great company and Americans are let down by its policy makers. Everyone goes away disappointed, ain’t life grand?