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Although he feels bad for the government in terms of the issues

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) needs to find a balance between protecting the country and staying transparent -- but he didn't say it in that nice of a way. 
According to ABC News, Zuckerberg had a lot to say about current political affairs, such as the NSA's surveillance programs. These programs -- revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden earlier this year -- consisted of bulk data collection from sources like phone records, where the government took on a "collect now, filter later" approach. 
“These things are always a balance in terms of doing the right things and also being clear and telling people about what you’re doing,” said Zuckerberg. “I think the government really blew it on this one. I honestly think that they’re continuing to blow it in some ways, and I hope that they become more transparent in that part of it.”

The NSA's spying methods have certainly landed it in quite a mess. The agency has said that the bulk data collection was meant to identify terrorist threats, but it's been discovered that the data of Americans has been collected without any clear evidence of terrorist links. 
In fact, Democratic Sens. Mark Udall (Colo.), Ron Wyden (Ore.) and Martin Heinrich (N.M.) filed a brief last week in support of a lawsuit that aims to end the NSA's bulk collection of phone records, saying that a more "targeted" form of surveillance would be more effective. 

In August, reports said that the NSA admitted to touching 1.6 percent of total globe Web traffic. Its technique was to filter data after harvesting it, which led to over-collection on a major scale. It was later revealed that Snowden conned between 20 to 25 NSA employees to give him their login credentials and passwords while working at the NSA regional operations center for a month in Hawaii last spring. Snowden reportedly told the NSA employees that he needed their passwords in order to do his job, and after downloading secret NSA documents, he leaked the information to the media.

Aside from NSA troubles, Zuckerberg commented on the recent problems, saying that he can relate to technical issues that arise when running a major site. 

“You know, sometimes stuff doesn’t work when you want it to. We’ve certainly had plenty of mistakes and things that haven’t worked the way that we want to,” said Zuckerberg. “The right thing here is just to keep on focusing on building the service that you think is right in the long term."

Source: ABC News

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Rewrite the Terms of Service?
By Mitch101 on 11/25/2013 12:06:06 PM , Rating: 3
Yea just take a page from FaceBook and just rewrite the terms of service every other month. Problems Solved.

RE: Rewrite the Terms of Service?
By Argon18 on 11/25/13, Rating: 0
RE: Rewrite the Terms of Service?
By mmatis on 11/25/2013 1:31:48 PM , Rating: 4
The HNWIC should indeed be locked up for his treason. But Snowden honored the core of his oath, unlike the REST of the traitors at the NSA, and deserves to be honored as the hero that he truly is. Maybe they can retrieve those medals from Lurch and give them to someone who truly deserves them.

RE: Rewrite the Terms of Service?
By fic2 on 11/25/2013 1:33:04 PM , Rating: 2
B.O. didn't start the erosion of the Constitution he is just continuing it.

RE: Rewrite the Terms of Service?
By tayb on 11/25/2013 5:59:05 PM , Rating: 2
Snowden is an American hero and a true Patriot. He has risked his life and his freedom to fight corruption and human rights violations within the American government. That's patriotism right there.

And if you are throwing Barack Obama in jail better throw in Rumsfeld, Bush, and every member of Congress who voted for the Patriot Act, FISA, and any other pro-spying unconstitutional legislation.

RE: Rewrite the Terms of Service?
By Ammohunt on 11/25/13, Rating: 0
RE: Rewrite the Terms of Service?
By Greyf0x on 11/26/2013 11:30:18 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks for the Laugh! LOL do you do stand up?

You make it seem as if what he posted is not true...Snowden is a hero . It's sad so many people like you don't understand this.

RE: Rewrite the Terms of Service?
By Ammohunt on 12/2/2013 3:05:16 PM , Rating: 2
Just like Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were heros! Wow how times have changed.

Take it from Mark
By KFZ on 11/25/2013 12:17:48 PM , Rating: 4
A billionaire who built his company on arguably criminal data harvesting, eroding privacy and selling out millions of people.

Mark slaps the hand of a government agency for being caught in the cookie jar while he's in up to his elbow, giving those cookies away to everyone with their hands out (including the very same government). Needs the lid smashed over his head repeatedly.

RE: Take it from Mark
By EricMartello on 11/25/2013 12:52:23 PM , Rating: 5
Worth noting that nobody forced the people to sign up for facebook or any of the other networking sites. Most of the info on there was provided willingly by its users; some of the info there may have been posted by friends/family/enemies but the majority of it is provided by the users themselves.

I don't agree with the NSA data harvesting thing but people need to accept responsibility for the information they share about themselves.

RE: Take it from Mark
By Reclaimer77 on 11/25/2013 6:02:42 PM , Rating: 3
A billionaire who built his company on arguably criminal data harvesting, eroding privacy and selling out millions of people.

Pure rubbish. Arguably criminal? Nobody with any sense is arguing that.

Your post is a bunch of populist hyperbole that is all too often repeated here, a supposed technology site.

Agreeing to join a SOCIAL website, then expecting complete anonymity and privacy, is something idiots do.

RE: Take it from Mark
By inperfectdarkness on 11/26/2013 2:52:26 AM , Rating: 2
Not to mention that his entire luck-of-the-draw rise to fortune was also underhandedly gained on the stolen ideas (information) of others.

And, of course, we now have yet another youngster know-nothing who thinks he understands everything about politics, even though I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that his grasp on world history (military, political, etc) is about as complete as Darth Vader's tightening grasp on star systems.

Don't get it
By Ammohunt on 11/25/2013 2:03:05 PM , Rating: 5
Q:What makes this D-Bags opinion worth more then anyone elses?

Does anyone ever see his real face?
By LBID on 11/25/2013 2:38:29 PM , Rating: 2
Every time I see that face of Zuck's in photos, it creeps me out. The guy very obviously uses muscle relaxants before any kind of public-facing event, so that it's nearly impossible to tell when he's lying. Of course, this has the side effect of making your face look like wax. But hey, I'm sure he doesn't really lie...much.

By MistaP on 11/25/2013 5:00:10 PM , Rating: 2
Wait ... what?

By kendler on 11/26/2013 7:00:55 AM , Rating: 2
NSA surveillance can be bypassed if you have the proper Internet knowledge. I have created an eBook which teaches the users how to protect themselves from the NSA surveillance. You can check the eBook page here

A good sign
By PaFromFL on 11/26/2013 8:44:56 AM , Rating: 2
The fact that Zuckerberg feels comfortable criticizing the NSA suggests that the NSA is not yet using surveillance to shut down domestic "enemies". Or is it more sinister with Zuckerberg controlled by the NSA and speaking out against known NSA crimes so people won't dig deeper? MuuHuuHaaHaa!

Currently, it appears that NSA bureaucrats are still trying to please all three branches of government and the public, with predictable results. Still, with that much money and power, and so little real oversight, the agency is a ticking timebomb that is scarier than anything George Orwell imagined.

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