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Facebook's Zuckerberg Calls Obama To Complain About Latest NSA Spying Revelations


"I've called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future."

3.13.2014
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 Jeff Dunetz |

On Thursday, company founder Mark Zuckerberg posted on Facebook that he called President Obama to vent his frustrations and concerns regarding a report that the NSA has been aping his Facebook's servers to install malware on other computers.



I've called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future. Unfortunately, it seems like it will take a very long time for true full reform.

On Wednesday, Glenn Greenwald revealed another revelation from the NSA files stolen by Edward Snowden. The documents discuss a program called QUANTUMHAND, which was launched in 2010 and masquerades as a Facebook server to act as a “launching pad” for malware that infects computers and sneaks files from their hard drives.

Zuckerberg wrote on his wall that he's been "confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the U.S. government. When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we're protecting you against criminals, not our own government."

White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden confirmed that the president spoke with Zuckerberg Wednesday night regarding "recent reports in the press about alleged activities by the U.S. intelligence community." She gave no further comment.

Zuckerberg's full message about the latest NSA revelation follows:



As the world becomes more complex and governments everywhere struggle, trust in the internet is more important today than ever.

The internet is our shared space. It helps us connect. It spreads opportunity. It enables us to learn. It gives us a voice. It makes us stronger and safer together.

To keep the internet strong, we need to keep it secure. That's why at Facebook we spend a lot of our energy making our services and the whole internet safer and more secure. We encrypt communications, we use secure protocols for traffic, we encourage people to use multiple factors for authentication and we go out of our way to help fix issues we find in other people's services.

The internet works because most people and companies do the same. We work together to create this secure environment and make our shared space even better for the world.

This is why I've been so confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the US government. When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we're protecting you against criminals, not our own government.

The US government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat. They need to be much more transparent about what they're doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.

I've called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future. Unfortunately, it seems like it will take a very long time for true full reform.

So it's up to us -- all of us -- to build the internet we want. Together, we can build a space that is greater and a more important part of the world than anything we have today, but is also safe and secure. I'm committed to seeing this happen, and you can count on Facebook to do our part.

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Well, isn't that special.  The wunderkind can call his POTUS and complain.  Unfortunately, OPapaDoc is not taking calls from the other 79 million Millennials whose privacy he violates daily, whose liberty and property he has robbed via Obamacare, and whose futures he has stolen with his massive debt.
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There's a thread on this in the Scandals section of the forum. Poor li'l Zuckerberg thought Barry O was his friend, too!
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I'm sure if I called the White House Obama would be happy to talk to me. :3:
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
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