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Facebook's first round of venture capital funding ($US500,000) came from former Paypal CEO Peter Thiel. Author of anti-multicultural tome 'The Diversity Myth', he is also on the board of radical conservative group VanguardPAC.
The second round of funding into Facebook ($US12.7 million) came from venture capital firm Accel Partners. Its manager James Breyer was formerly chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, and served on the board with Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm established by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1999. One of the company's key areas of expertise are in "data mining technologies".
Breyer also served on the board of R&D firm BBN Technologies, which was one of those companies responsible for the rise of the internet.
Dr Anita Jones joined the firm, which included Gilman Louie. She had also served on the In-Q-Tel's board, and had been director of Defence Research and Engineering for the US Department of Defence.
She was also an adviser to the Secretary of Defence and overseeing the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is responsible for high-tech, high-end development.
It was when a journalist lifted the lid on the DARPA's
Information Awareness Office that the public began to show concern at its information mining projects.
If you've got stuff to hide you don't whack it all over your profile unless you're a serious imbecile.
Originally posted by ItsallCrazy
reply to post by aravoth
All stupid and irresponsible?
Not even going dignify that, you've already proved your stupidity by saying that.
Storm the gates? Why what are you doing sat on your ass typing away thats any different, you gonna go in guns blazing rambo style and tell Obama you don't like whats going down?
None of us are going to do that, its not the culture we live in, everything shouldn't have to degenerate into anarchy. Yeh I have to work and I have to pay taxes blah blah, they don't make me do anything or contol anything else I do.. When its necessary I will fight, but I'm not jumping into a car, burning down to London and getting my ass arrested for trying do Gordon Brown over just cos you think we're all irresponsible clowns sat at home going 'I am Gordon Brown's b!tch' doesn't mean your right
Edit to say: Guns don't solve every problem.. you guys are allowed guns and there's more Americans sat on here than there is Brits, how the hell do you think a gun will solve the economic crisis or the CIA spying on you...
[edit on 25-3-2009 by ItsallCrazy]