Julian Assange: Facebook is the most appalling spying machine ever invented

Facebook in particular is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented. Here we have the world’s most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their locations and the communications with each other, their relatives, all sitting within the United States, all accessible to US intelligence. Facebook, Google, Yahoo– all these major US organizations have built-in interfaces for US intelligence. It’s not a matter of serving a subpoena. They have an interface that they have developed for US intelligence to use.

Now, is it the case that Facebook is actually run by US intelligence? No, it’s not like that. It’s simply that US intelligence is able to bring to bear legal and political pressure on them. And it’s costly for them to hand out records one by one, so they have automated the process. Everyone should understand that when they add their friends to Facebook, they are doing free work for United States intelligence agencies in building this database for them.
Julian Assange

Mark Zuckerberg: ‘They trust me. Dumb fucks’

Why are Facebook™®$£ users (or users of any free social network site) dumb? Because we are happily giving away free what companies are paying big money for – information about US.

Remember:
If you’re not paying for it, you aren’t the customer
you are the product

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Image not watermarked. Added under a Creative Commons – available for copy, download, upload, distribution, display or to make derivatives, … so copy them and put them on your Facebuck page – as long as Turn Left is acknowledged as original creator, for Non Commercial purposes only.
any resemblance to Facebook™ blue (RGB 59-89-152 / #3b5998) is purely un/intentional, Zuckerberg doesn’t own blue yet, does he?
Use of quotes does not imply and is not intended to imply that Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Facebook, the USA government, Mark Zuckerberg, Google, Yahoo would in anyway endorse the contents of this post or blog

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2 Comments to “Julian Assange: Facebook is the most appalling spying machine ever invented”

  1. And guess what, the investors are paying Mark for the privilege. The prediction is that this will be another dot.com bubble, overpriced, overhyped. Time will tell.

    • hopefully it will go the way of MySpace, but now people are putting their organ donor status on it – first it will be optional, how long before before uploading all our medical history to Fakebook is compulsory?
      -99 for Turn Left

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