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Mark Zuckerberg Calls US Government ‘Threat to the Internet’
ABC News ^ | March 13, 2014 | By Alyssa Newcomb

Posted on 03/13/2014 4:22:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Mark Zuckerberg lashed out at the government for its surveillance practices in a rant today on his Facebook page.

“When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.,” Zuckerberg wrote.

Zuckerberg and other major tech CEOs have called on the Obama administration to be more transparent about spying efforts. The Facebook co-founder, 29, said he vented about his concerns in a phone call to the president. “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,” he wrote.

Zuckerberg concluded his post with a call to action to internet users, saying it’s up to everyone to “build the internet we want.”

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: facebook; government; internet; nsascandals; obama; surveillance; tyranny; zuckerberg
Wake up America!
1 posted on 03/13/2014 4:22:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

....And who does *uckerberg pal around with, and give money to?


2 posted on 03/13/2014 4:25:50 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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Note: The headline reads "Mark Zuckerberg Calls Obama Administration ‘Threat to the Internet’ on the ABC News home page.
3 posted on 03/13/2014 4:27:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wonder if Mark Zuckerberg and his ilk are finally getting a clue that the Obama Administration is not spying on terrorists, but spying on Mark Zuckerberg and his ilk, along with the rest of us. He might then make the leap — as most clear-thinking Americans have — that we are dealing with a government composed of, and funded by, insane control freaks.


4 posted on 03/13/2014 4:28:15 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Shmuckerberg is a threat to our culture.


5 posted on 03/13/2014 4:28:33 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
US Government ‘Threat to the Internet America, the American People, and Our Free Way of Life.

Politically and economically, the rogue, unconstitutional federal government is the problem and the free market is the solution.

6 posted on 03/13/2014 4:29:41 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Pot, meet kettle.


7 posted on 03/13/2014 4:31:05 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: GOPJ; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Oldeconomybuyer.


8 posted on 03/13/2014 4:31:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

and who did Markie vote for


9 posted on 03/13/2014 4:34:25 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Looks like Zuckerberg finally got sick of Hussein threatening to release NSA data on which porn sites Zuckerberg enjoys.

Zuckerberg knows the jig is up. MSM have supposedly provided affidavits to Sheriff Arpaio stating they were ‘threatened,’ and the trail supposedly leads to the White Mosque.

The ‘mosque of cards’ is coming down.


10 posted on 03/13/2014 4:34:40 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And six years later I’m sure it’s still GW’s fault.


11 posted on 03/13/2014 4:34:52 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All
These guys will be furious at Zuckerberg.


12 posted on 03/13/2014 4:38:21 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He calls government a "threat to the internet"?

Zuckerberg empowers the government.

13 posted on 03/13/2014 4:39:17 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Was it the head of MIG or Tupolev that Stalin threw in the clink for 10 years because he had a hair across his butt against this Crony Capital/Communist head of an aircraft design bureau. I am not sayin’ it could happen here or anything, but bo-frickin’-ho to all these leftist techies, it’s a bit late to complain about ya bride their laddie you married her!


14 posted on 03/13/2014 4:41:24 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Says the rich commir


15 posted on 03/13/2014 4:52:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: KoRn

This guy got caught letting the NSA access whatever they wanted through back doors, didn’t he?

Now he’s trying to paint himself as some kind of privacy advocate?!?


16 posted on 03/13/2014 4:55:17 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
And tomkat calls Farcebook a 'Threat to Civilization'.


(so where's MY headline, ehh ? d:^)

17 posted on 03/13/2014 5:05:28 PM PDT by tomkat (3%+1)
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sounds like someone has buyers remorse


18 posted on 03/13/2014 5:14:43 PM PDT by The Right wing Infidel
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To: JennysCool

Oh so NOW you hate the evil government that paid you good and well to use your network to spy on it’s citzens after you find out that you were just another tool to be disposed of as soon as the NSA distributed all their exploits through your apps and games... Feeling like Monica Lewinsky or Paula Jones yet, Mr. Zuckerberg?


19 posted on 03/13/2014 5:14:51 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: JennysCool

Oh so NOW you hate the evil government that paid you good and well to use your network to spy on it’s citzens after you find out that you were just another tool to be disposed of as soon as the NSA distributed all their exploits through your apps and games... Feeling like Monica Lewinsky or Paula Jones yet, Mr. Zuckerberg?


20 posted on 03/13/2014 5:34:50 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He is the last person on earth to find out the gov. has been using his company to spy on its own people.


21 posted on 03/13/2014 5:38:48 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The greatest threat to the internet, our economy, liberty, freedom and America itself is sitting in the White House.


22 posted on 03/13/2014 5:40:08 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can you spell IRONY?

Facebook is evil.

This is similar to Feinstein calling down her beloved CIA.


23 posted on 03/13/2014 5:46:15 PM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dude,
Where have you been?


24 posted on 03/13/2014 5:46:26 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Looks like Zuck woke up. :-)


25 posted on 03/13/2014 7:39:33 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"lashed out at the government for its surveillance practices"

LMAO! So says the head of one of the worlds biggest for-profit surveillance and data mining applications.
26 posted on 03/13/2014 8:03:29 PM PDT by indthkr
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