Facebook threatens Europe with crappy features if regulators don’t back off

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Facebook users in Europe could end up waiting longer for new features or even miss out on them entirely if privacy regulators keep putting pressure on the social network. That’s the explicit threat in an opinion piece from the company’s European Vice President of Public Policy Richard Allen. Writing in the Financial Times today, he says: For internet companies…national regulation would pose serious obstacles. Facebook’s costs would increase, and people in Europe would notice new features arriving more slowly, or not at all. The op-ed is the latest move in Facebook’s high profile campaign against attempts by EU regulators to force it to submit…

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