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Tuesday, 03 May 2011 10:53

Assange calls Facebook the most appalling spying machine ever

Written by Nedim Hadzic
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Break out the tin foil hats
You know the scenario – starting of righteous, ending up a tin-hatted man. The man behind whistleblowing site Wikileaks has now dubbed Facebook “the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented.”

Assange said that the social networking site is the most comprehensive database containing people’s relationships, addresses, locations, communications, etc. He argued that the data is in the US and thus directly accessible to US intelligence.

Assange said:”Facebook, Google, Yahoo, all these major U.S. organizations have built-in interfaces for U.S. intelligence". He pointed out that the US intelligence is not actually running Facebook but that every time you add friends, you’re doing their work for free by building a database.

Of course, Assange forgets to note that most of these pieces of the Man’s database are as irrelevant as they get. Seriously, 1,285 profile pictures of yourself is not something the US intelligence is dying to rummage through.

More here.


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+25 #1 Jigar 2011-05-03 11:36
Quote:
Seriously, 1,285 profile pictures of yourself is not something the US intelligence is dying to rummage through.


I am sorry but i don't agree with this statement. Facebook photos and videos some times have been used as a evidence to nail down criminals. Plus even a phone number on your facebook profile is good enough information to trace you and your calls. Email address that you mention can be hacked by US intellegence and they can know what you are upto...
 
 
+8 #2 ReasonMan 2011-05-03 11:41
I'd be suprised if they(Intelligen ce) didn't have acess. Those companies are vast resource of intel.

up
I agree, funny thing is if you upload 1xxx photos , youre likely to have someone/thing you shouldnt on the photos.

A missing piece that will give out bigger picture.
 
 
+23 #3 function69 2011-05-03 11:58
Some info is relevant, some isn't, but that's not the point. What matters is that government can use it any way it feels like. And without your consent. It's scary how easily people give away their rights and freedoms!
 
 
+4 #4 123s 2011-05-03 14:04
So surprising :_D
 
 
+13 #5 fuadzilla 2011-05-03 18:27
screw faceboob. it's for attention whores who need to get noticed every minute of the day...wtf really
 
 
+6 #6 123s 2011-05-03 21:17
Sounds like a great place for warrior.
 
 
+6 #7 youserzero 2011-05-04 00:24
Quoting function69:
It's scary how easily people give away their rights and freedoms!


Agreed!

Forest Gump's mama always said "stupid is stupid does"
 
 
+3 #8 mrgerbik 2011-05-04 04:11
of course they won't go through every single picture - that probably not the point lmao

*maybe* this is the first fledgling steps of a control grid? ... remember its the precedence being set here, not what you literally see in front of you - that can always change over time.

*maybe* because of it's 'innocent' demeanor, it allows people to warm up to the idea of being monitored - or at least being okay with your private data out in the open

what a retarded article
 
 
+2 #9 jonelsorel 2011-05-04 06:15
To those that think they think this is nothing, check this:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/17/us-spy-operation-social-networks
 
 
+1 #10 function69 2011-05-04 11:14
Quoting jonelsorel:
To those that think they think this is nothing, check this:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/17/us-spy-operation-social-networks


Good find!
 

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