Privacy Files: Zuckerberg Hits the Mark


Calling U.S. government surveillance a “threat to the internet” is one thing. Calling President Obama to complain about that threat is — well a lot of people would like to take their complaints directly to the President. But he’s a busy man etc., etc.

One of our neighbors did manage to get through to the White House. God only knows why Mr. Obama took his call.

“The US government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post on Thursday. “They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.”

In the post, Zuckerberg said he had called Obama to express his “frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future” and said he was confused by the government’s actions.

Confused? Mark, there’s this guy Ed Snowden. He’s living in Moscow now. He can help.

There’s MORE.

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  1. nutrisystem

    As always, the best defense is a good offense.

    Zuckerberg is simply trying to deflect criticism of his “for-profit-NSA” (also known as Facebook) by criticizing the government’s NSA.

    Gotta hand it to Zuck – the guy has chutzpah (like the boy who killed his parents and then threw himself on the mercy of the court on the grounds that he was an orphan).

    • two beers


      Parallels to Diane Feinswine — hitherto the staunchest defender and proponent of the authoritarian surveillance police state, indefinite detention, assassination of American citizens, torture of Muslim children, drone-bombing brown people in far away countries, and general creeping fascism — who now suddenly has her come-to-Jesus moment with the CIA, because they’re stepping on her</i< toes.

      Zuckie and Fienswiney, two peas in a fascist pod.

  2. poor.ass.millionaire

    Yeah, I don’t like the gov much either guys. It’s like SF Gov and it’s cronies (SFTU, tenderloin housing, etc.) basically owning the Rent Control Industrial Complex here. It’s terrible. Government cannot be trusted!

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