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Snip> Back in 2013, one of the documents released from the Edward Snowden leak revealed a National Security Agency (NSA) data collection program called PRISM. This program allows the NSA to secretly collect data from some of the biggest technology providers in the world. The only oversight of the program is the secret FISA court which is nothing more than a rubber stamp for all illegal and unconstitutional government spying. The document further revealed that Facebook began participating with the NSA in that program beginning in 2009.
When this news originally broke, Zuckerberg flatly denied knowing anything about PRISM claiming that the NSA did not have direct access to their servers. Notice how he did not rule out indirect access. Even though there are certainly questions surrounding Snowden, it appears as if Zuckerberg has been lying about Facebook’s cooperation with the government.
Snip>Truth be told, Zuckerberg could really care less about people’s privacy. He has publically stated that privacy is no longer a social norm. Facebook has also been criticized for their questionable privacy policies on numerous occasions. If all that wasn’t bad enough, Zuckerberg during the early days of Facebook apparently told a college friend that people were “dumb #s” for trusting him with their personal information.
All of the noise that Zuckerberg and others have created has prompted the Obama regime to hold a second meeting with technology executives to discuss Internet privacy. Zuckerberg is supposed to be amongst the people attending. Despite the overtones, this is not a meeting in which Internet privacy will be the main topic of conversation. Instead it will be a meeting of angry technology executives expressing their displeasure that their companies have been exposed as government data collection fronts.
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Exactly the reason I am not on Facebook. Not only do I not care what people I went to school with are doing, it's clearly just a data mining operation. When you have people losing their jobs over what they post and employers monitoring staff's Facebook
Photographic evidence: Zuck owns shirt with collar.
Amid a struggling economy and high unemployment, President Barack Obama met Thursday night with a small, elite group of Silicon Valley business leaders to sound them out on his economic policies.
The president's plane touched down at San Francisco International Airport at 5:40 p.m., where he sprinted off the plane and was greeted by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Kamala Harris, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee. He then posed for pictures with supporters before bounding onto a helicopter for a short flight to Cañada Community College in Redwood City.
Later, the president's motorcade arrived in tony downtown Woodside, where crowds gathered to cheer him on before he met with 12 tech executives for a private 90-minute dinner at the home of prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr -- a big campaign donor.
President Barack Obama talks with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg before a dinner with Technology Business Leaders in Woodside, California, Feb. 17, 2011. Also pictured, left to right, are Carol Bartz, Yahoo! President and CEO; Art Levinson, Genentech Chairman and former CEO; Steve Westly, Founder and Managing Partner, The Westly Group; and Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman and CEO of Google. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Those invited included Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. White House officials confirmed all those on the guest list were present.