It won’t be hard for Facebook to afford a $5 billion settlement with the FTC, but there may be other costs beyond money (FB)

Facebook is facing a record-setting penalty of about $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission — but for the tech giant, that’s only about as much as the revenue it generates in a month. What could be more damaging to Facebook than the monetary costs of the settlement is the degree to which the government will get oversight of its business. The New York Times reports that under the terms of the settlement,

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