Facebook is building a new 100 million square foot facility in Henrico for a data center. The project will create lots of construction jobs and 100 jobs once completed, which is good for the local economy. But it’s a data center, which is Big Brother’s storage unit for all our “likes” and “shares,” and most importantly, our clicks on advertisements.
When you think cyber security and privacy, what do you think of? When you think of massive data collection of personal information housed in a large facility, what do you think of? I’m not sure how to answer that first question, but I’m sure I would prefer if Virginia was not the answer to the second question.
Governor McAuliffe ran on the promise of more “jabbs” (that’s jobs). Here are more jobs. But do we really want this kind of facility? Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to share this on Facebook (be sure to hit the like button).