Zoom and Prostitution

Zoom really made a splash during the pandemic and I think overall it improved people’s lives during a hard time. But, it also proved to be dishonest and pretty gross. Now they are finally paying a tiny amount as a penalty. But this line from Bruce Schneier really caught my attention:

…for lying to users about end-to-end encryption, and for giving user data to Facebook and Google without consent.

Sure, it was Zoom that chose to give away private information, but why are Facebook and Google not held accountable for buying it? Why don’t we treat the problem more like prostitution and go after the buyer side of issue as hard as the supplier. Make the “Johns” pay for the transaction too.