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A true, full reform will likely take awhile, he says

If you have a bad customer service experience at a store or restaurant, you usually ask to speak to a manager, right? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took this to the next level when voicing his complaints about the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

According to Reuters, Zuckerberg called U.S. President Barack Obama recently to complain about the NSA's spy programs on the Web. 

"When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we're protecting you against criminals, not our own government," said Zuckerberg. "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."

Zuckerberg took to his personal Facebook page to talk about his concerns and conversation with the president. The White House confirmed Zuckerberg and Obama's talk on Thursday. 

"The president spoke last night with Mark Zuckerberg about recent reports in the press about alleged activities by the U.S. intelligence community," said a White House official.

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden started revealing the NSA's spy programs and other activities early last year, which revealed some unsettling behaviors for tech companies like Facebook, Google and Yahoo.

It was recently revealed that the NSA created fake Facebook pages that led targets to believe they were logging into the real Facebook. Once they logged in, the NSA used malicious code to draw data from their computer. 


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Facebook encrypted all of its pages in an attempt to thwart such attempts. 

The NSA also intercepted communications and data of Google and Yahoo users through cables placed between the data centers. Neither Google nor Yahoo had any idea that this was happening. 

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said that the NSA's spying on data centers is "outrageous" and that its strategies of pulling hundreds of millions of records to find a few hundred is "bad public policy" and even "illegal."

Soon after, Zuckerberg said in an interview that the government "blew it" with the NSA spy programs, and added that the agency needs to find a balance between protecting the country and staying transparent.

Source: Reuters



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RE: Pot calling kettle?
By Reclaimer77 on 3/15/2014 10:25:42 AM , Rating: 2
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How is it Zuckerberg can just pick up the phone and call the President? Can anyone here do that? Not really.


Zuckerberg is more important than anyone here. It's not some conspiracy. He runs a global multi-billion dollar company with thousands of employees.

Come on you're being silly. This is a country with over 300 million people. You think they should all just be able to pick up a phone and directly dial the President???


RE: Pot calling kettle?
By eek2121 on 3/16/2014 12:24:39 AM , Rating: 1
Reclaimer, normally i think that you are a tool, but for once in that sorry ass excuse you call a life, you are right. The number of people that DON'T use facebook can be counted practically on one hand. If anyone deserves to have a direct line to the president...it's the leader of the largest group of people in existence...


RE: Pot calling kettle?
By Reclaimer77 on 3/16/2014 6:59:52 PM , Rating: 2
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Reclaimer, normally i think that you are a tool, but for once in that sorry ass excuse you call a life, you are right.


Hey don't hold back, tell me how you REALLY feel.


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