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Zuckerberg Voices Frustrations About NSA on Facebook

by: Bryon Turcotte  /  March 17, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Facebook, has published a statement responding to reports that the United States National Security Agency (NSA) "uses faked servers purporting to belong to the social network to spread malware to control users' computers for mass, untargeted surveillance\, "according to an_ article published by IT news. According to the article, Zuckerberg strongly voiced his thoughts in an update to his own Facebook page by clarifying that "_the internet needs to be a secure, shared space for the world, that makes people stronger and safer together."

The article notes Zuckerberg's frustrations and emphasizes how his company "spends a great deal of energy trying to make its services and the internet safe and secure_" and "_why the US government tries to undermine that effort." Zuckerberg was quoted in the article to say," This is why I've been so confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the US government._" Zuckerberg continued to say in the article, "_When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we're protecting you against criminals, not our government."

His recent public comments are not the first describing his "anger and outrage at government surveillance and spying on innocent internet users_" as previously reported comments from June 2013 "_denied that Facebook is part of any government mass surveillance programs such as PRISM\, "according to the_ article. Zuckerberg's thoughts have always been that "_the US government should be a champion for the internet and not a threat, and that they should be more transparent about what they're doing._" The article continued to state that the Facebook founder has personally called the president to express his "_frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future."

Read more about Mark Zuckerberg's comments in the complete article and how the Facebook giant's frustrations continually send a clear message to the federal government.

Written by Bryon Turcotte  /  March 17, 2014