The Technology 202: Facebook is snapping up the top critics of its privacy practices

"Facebook's new hires may be jumping at a chance to try to shake up a technology company that has suffered repeated privacy scandals from the inside. And the hiring blitz suggests the company recognizes it needs more manpower dedicated to privacy as it grapples with tougher data laws in the European Union and soon California. 

“They see a company that is gravely in need of change, and I think they are attracted to the idea of being on the ground floor and affecting that change,” said Jen King, director of consumer privacy at the Stanford University Center for Internet and Society."