Zuckerberg: US Government Is A Threat To Internet

Facebook-boss, Mark Zuckerberg, seems to be pretty upset by the latest news reports on the US government agency, NSA, trying to build something like a malware empire by setting up a bogus Facebook server to intercept traffic and fool users. On his personal Faceboook page, Zuckerberg lashes out against the NSA, the USA government and its president.

“I’ve called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future.”

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Earlier this week we wrote about Google’s Eric Schmidt directly claiming that the company was attacked by the NSA, and now Zuckerberg is publicly stating that the government has become a threat to the internet.

It’s about time both Google and Facebook and all the other major tech companies show their true colours, take a stand in this matter and act on it.

Facebook-Zuck writes in a status update – dated March 13 – that he personally called the US president, Barack Obama, to give him a piece of his mind.

“I’ve called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future.”

Zuckerberg also writes – more or less directly – that the US government is a threat to the whole internet.

This is why I’ve been so confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the US government. When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.

The US government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat. They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.

Google recently announced that all of its searches are encrypted, but that’s probably just a start.

As the guys over at Techdirt.com points out: “The tech industry has to move to a world where encryption is the norm, and not the exception any more. It may suck in the way that it sucked when homes and cars finally “required” locks, but at this point it’s a necessity.”

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Trader Blows the Whistle on Bernanke’s Secret Money Transferes

There is definitely something suspicious going on here. I just can’t put my finger on it…

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A trader who calls himself “LongShortTrader” (LST) – must be some hedge fund guy – just tweeted the email above, apparently from the US FED chairman, Ben. S. Bernanke, notifying LST of a USD 10 million cash inflow. It didn’t take him long to short this option…

Perhaps it was the Hotmail address that made him suspicious?

Or maybe the last remark?

“Thanks for banking with Federal Reserve Bank while we looking forward to serving you with the best of our service.”

Wow! That’s a bank I would trust with my money!

But something mysterious is going on here. I’m not thinking about the Hotmail address or the corny language.

Is it a coincidence that this email surface at this exact point in time, when the US government is shut down and the Federal Reserve over the last days have sold USD billions in new debt?

It is no secret that the US FED have agreements with certain banks to act as buyers at the US Treasury auctions, and some has even buy-back agreements with the FED just in case the debt should turn toxic. (You never know!).

But Nigerians?  Well, I wouldn’t be too surprised.

And if I were “LongShort”, I think I probably would hedge this one….

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The Endless Stream of Purified Nonsens…Continues…

Sorry to interrupt, but over at CNBC they’re obviously about to break some big new story!


813000910I’ll bet they’re on to something. Maybe the Republicans are about to declare independence?  Maybe President Obama will dissolve the United States? Like Gorbatsjov and the Soviet Union? Or maybe he’s started smoking again!?

….stay tuned….

(h/t: www.zerohedge.com)

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